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Factor Analysis Applied to a Silane Coupling Agent on E-Glass Fiber System

Volume 38, Number 4 (Aug. 1984) Page 495-500

Culler, S.R.; Gillette, P.C.; Ishida, H.; Koenig, J.L.


The system γ-aminopropyltriethoxysilane coupling agent on E-glass mats has been analyzed by the use of factor analysis to determine the number of pure components and extract the pure component spectra, to improve the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio of the collected spectra, and to determine the concentration of unknown mixtures. Normalization of the scaling coefficients allows the construction of a calibration curve for the determination of the treating solution concentration by examination of the silane coupling agent on the glass mats.