ELASTIC RESERVOIR MOLDING: ECONOMICAL PROCESSING ALTERNATIVE FOR RP USERS

Elastic reservoir molding (ERM) -- economical processing alternative for RP (reinforced plastics) users -- is highlighted. ERP's basic advantages over conventional methods include weight reduction, higher impact resistance, and lower costs (via the use of simpler presses and tooling). ERP consists of impregnating a flexible open-cell PUR foam with a thermosetting resin, applying dry fibrous reinforcement on the two faces, and molding the "sandwich" on a heated matched tool at about 100 psi. The method lends itself to the manufacture of automobile components such as truck beds, fenders, etc.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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    New York, NY  USA  10036
  • Authors:
    • Cobb, A L
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 64-66
  • Serial:
    • Modern Plastics
    • Volume: 56
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303386
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM