This article describes the resin and fabrication requirements associated with fiberglass-reinforced plastic equipment. It provides a discussion on various resins and their resistance to various environments. These include polyester, epoxy, epoxy vinyl-ester, and furan and phenolic thermosetting resins. The article concludes with a discussion on the curing system of the thermosetting resins with a wide variety of hardener types.
Terry W. Cowley, Environmental Performance of Thermosetting Plastics and Resin Matrix Composites, Corrosion: Materials, Vol 13B, ASM Handbook, Edited By Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr., ASM International, 2005, p 600–604, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v13b.a0003845
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