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Project Title:
Process and properties of polyimide matrix composites

Yixiang Zhang

Because of the high glass transition temperatures, polyimides have been attractive to the fabrication of high temperature composites. Recently, a new polymerization of monomeric reactant (PMR) resin system was developed by Kaneka Corporation. This novel polyimide exhibits improved chemical stability, excellent mechanical properties and amorphous structure. In this project we concentrate on fabricating high quality poliyimide composites and characterizing thermal and mechanical properties of the neat resin and composites.

Kaneka Corporation and Henkel AG. & Co. KGaA.