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SURFACE CHEMISTRY OF GLASS-FIBER-REINFORCED PLASTICS
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
The report attempts to apply present knowledge of surface chemistry and polymer chemistry to explain many of the properties of glass-fiber- reinforced plastics and to point out ways to obtain improvements. In most respects, the analysis given also applies to any plastic reinforced by a fibrous solid material whose surface is hydrophilic.
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