Preparation and Properties of a Novel Water Soluble Core Material for the Resin Transfer Molding Process
A novel water soluble core material composed of alumina, quartz sand, kaolin, gypsum powder and the solution of binders was prepared. The influence of different mass concentration of Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) binder solution and sodium silicate compounded (SS) binders solution on water soluble performance and compressive strength of the core materials was investigated, respectively. The results show that the compressive strength and solubility rate of the core materials, with the concentration of 30% of SS binders solution, are 1.023MPa and 0.24g/s respectively, which is satisfied for the requirements of Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) process completely.
Shiquan Liu and Min Zuo
Q. Z. Li and X. Q. Wu, "Preparation and Properties of a Novel Water Soluble Core Material for the Resin Transfer Molding Process", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 306-307, pp. 844-847, 2011