04820568 is referenced by 84 patents and cites 12 patents.

The present invention is an improved prepreg layer, multilayer composite based on the improved prepreg layer, and article made from the multilayer composite.

The prepreg layer of the present invention comprises an array of at least two adjacent, coplanar fibrous elements. Each element comprises a plurality of unidirectional coplanar fibers embedded in a polymeric matrix. The fibers are up to eight inches, preferably one to eight inches, and more preferably two to six inches long.

The prepreg layer of the present invention is useful to make a multilayer composite comprising a plurality of the prepreg layers as recited above. The fibers of adjacent layers are at an angle of about 90.degree. from each other. The composite preferably has 2 to 500, more preferably 10 to 150, and most preferably 60 to 120 layers.

Title
Composite and article using short length fibers
Application Number
7/81260
Publication Number
4820568
Application Date
August 3, 1987
Publication Date
April 11, 1989
Inventor
D C Prevorsek
Morris Township, Morris County
NJ, US
Y D Kwon
Mendham
NJ, US
H L Li
Parsippany
NJ, US
Gary A Harpell
Morris Township, Morris County
NJ, US
Agent
Gerhard H Fuchs
Richard A Negin
Assignee
Allied Signal
NJ, US
IPC
B32B 5/12
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