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Processing of structural composites from biobased thermoset resins and natural fibres by compression moulding
University College of Borås.
University College of Borås.
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Swerea, Swerea IVF.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2679-3307
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Swerea, Swerea IVF.
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2009 (English)In: Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, ISSN 1556-6560, E-ISSN 1556-6579, Vol. 3, no 3, 215-225 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

With the aim of producing composites from renewable materials for the furniture industry, a number of thermoset prepregs were manufactured and evaluated. The applicability of two different biobased thermoset resins was evaluated. The first resin is based on soybean oil and the second on lactic acid. Both resins are cross-linkable and produced from renewable resources. Prepregs were manufactured from the two resins together with natural fibres (flax and cellulose). Furthermore, sheet moulding compound (SMC) was developed from lactic acid based resin together with glass fibre. Seat shells were produced from the prepregs by compression moulding. Curing of the composites was monitored using a response surface methodology. Further, the fibre ratio, mechanical properties as well as adhesion between the matrix and the fibre were evaluated. These prepregs offers short cycle times and yield products with suitable mechanical properties. Issues related to the preparation and the processing of the prepregs are discussed in the article. Copyright © 2009 American Scientific Publishers.

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2009. Vol. 3, no 3, 215-225 p.
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Biobased thermoset resin, Natural fibre, Prepreg, Renewability, SMC
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Materials Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-13375DOI: 10.1166/jbmb.2009.1036Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-73149119392OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-13375DiVA: diva2:973581
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