The aim of this study is to investigate the fundamental
science/technology related to novel S-glass fiber reinforced polyether-
ketone-ketone (GF/PEKK) composites and to gain insight into
bonding strength and failure mechanisms. Different manufacturing
techniques to make this high-temperature pre-impregnated composite
(prepreg) were conducted i.e. mechanical deposition, electrostatic
powder deposition, and dry powder prepregging techniques.
Generally, the results of this investigation showed that it was difficult
to control the distribution of the resin powder evenly on the both sides
of the fibers within a specific percentage. Most successful approach
was by using a dry powder prepregging where the fibers were coated
evenly with an adhesive that served as a temporary binder to hold the
resin powder in place onto the glass fiber fabric.