Influence of flax fibre variety and year-to-year variability on composite properties

The use of natural fibres such as flax in composite materials is an expanding market sector. Variability potentially exists at many points in the "plant-composite continuum". In this study, the influence of i) variety, ii) growth year, and iii) processing technique on the mechanical properties of composites was tested. Ten varieties of flax grown in two consecutive years were processed by the following techniques: i) twin-screw extrusion and injection moulding, ii) vacuum assisted resin transfer moulding (VARTM) and iii) pultrusion. These processes differed in the fibre length, fibre orientation and polymer used, and so differed overall in the severity of the fibre treatments.

Fecha Publicación: 01/04/2017

Autor: Fita-Bravo, S. (AIMPLAS) ; Katharina Haag ; Justine Padovan ; Jean-Paul Trouvé ; Christophe Pineau ; Simon Hawkins ; Hein De Jong ; Michael K. Deyholos ; Brigitte Chabbert ; Jörg Müssig ; Johnny Beaugrand

Referencia: Industrial Crops and Products, Vol. 98, (2017), pp. 1 - 9


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