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Mechanical properties of renewable thermoset composites reinforced with natural fibers
University of Borås, School of Engineering.
University of Borås, School of Engineering.
University of Borås, School of Engineering.
2010 (English)Conference paper, Poster (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The focus in this presentation has been to evaluate whether natural fibers can be used as reinforcement in composites based on renewable thermoset resin. Thermoset resins made from renewable resources as alternatives to crude oils are a relatively unexplored and important research area and could be used for a broad range of applications including coatings, inks, adhesives and composites. The common raw materials used in the preparation of biobased thermoset resins are vegetable oils such as soybean oil, rapeseed oil and linseed oil, which are low cost and abundant. Natural fibers as reinforcement have many advantages compared to synthetic fibers, for instance they are biodegradable, low weight and cost, nontoxic and recyclable. In the previous study, a novel thermoset resin [methacrylic anhydride modified soybean oil (MMSO)] was synthesized through the reaction of epoxidized soybean oil with methacrylic acid and used here as matrices. The studied composites based on the neat MMSO resin and the reisn blended with 30 wt.% styrene reinforced with non-woven flax fiber and woven flax fiber mats in different orientations [0°(warp direction), 45°, 90°(weft direction)] were manufactured using compression molding technique. The glass fiber reinforced composite was also prepared for the comparison purpose. The results show that it was possible to produce composite with high mechanical properties when the load is especially applied along the fiber direction, which implies that the structural composites having several plies of natural fiber mats in different orientations could be interesting candidates for use in technical applications.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010.
Keyword [en]
renewable thermoset resin, composites, flax fibres, compression molding
Keyword [sv]
Energi och material
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Materials Engineering Polymer Chemistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6474Local ID: 2320/7336OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-6474DiVA: diva2:887170
Conference
The 18th Annual BEPS Meeting - Polymers and the Environment, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 13-16, 2010
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2016-11-20Bibliographically approved

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