Types of fibre for polymer reinforcement

Description

Fibres used to reinforce composite materials, such as glass fibre, carbon fibre and plastic fibre. Their usage cases, costs, advantages and disadvantages, and production techniques associated with their use.

Alternative labels

kinds of polymer reinforcement
glass fibre
fibres that reinforce polymer
carbon fibre
reinforcement fibres for polymer
plastic fibre
types of fibre for polymer reinforcement

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Types of fibre for polymer reinforcement is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Filament winding operator: Filament winding operators tend, control and maintain machines that coat filament, usually fibreglass or carbon, in resin and wind them around a rotation mould to produce pipes, containers, tubes and other hollow cylindrical products.
Pultrusion machine operator: Pultrusion Machine Operators tend, control, and maintain machines which enable the production of composite materials with consistent cross-sections by adding reinforcement fibres such as fibreglass to the existing material and coating the resulting material with resin; this then is pulled through a heated dye where it becomes cured.

Optional knowledge

Types of fibre for polymer reinforcement is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. Types of fibre for polymer reinforcement – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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