Reinforced plastic

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A composite plastic that is stronger than the pure resin because it contains a reinforcing material. Examples of reinforcement are fibers, filaments, mats, or fabrics made of Glass, Metal, Carbon, Boron, or Aluminum silicate. The types of plastics used for base resins are: polyester, Epoxy, phenolic, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, nylon, Polycarbonate, and Polyphenylene oxide.

Synonyms and Related Terms

plástico reforzado (Esp.); plastique renforcé (Fr.); plastica rinforzata (It.); plático reforçado (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • Reinforced Plastics/Composites Institute of the SPI, 355 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10017
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988

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