Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-01-2947

Self-Reinforced Polypropylene Composites - A New Class of Material for the Motorsports Industry 2008-01-2947

Beginning in 2007, NASCAR® introduced the use of the Tegris self-reinforced, polypropylene composite materials into motorsports applications. The selection of this engineered thermoplastic composite was based on numerous performance advantages over other materials. This paper outlines the application-specific testing conducted by Milliken & Company (the developer of the Tegris material), NASCAR R&D, and Cranfield University including quasi-static, dynamic, and full scale track testing to evaluate and quantify the performance and advantages of this relatively new class of material.


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