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Hybrid biobased recyclable epoxy composites for mass production

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E2217-E2225
Number of pages9
JournalPolymer Composites
Volume39
Early online date14 Sep 2017
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DateAccepted/In press - 14 Sep 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print - 14 Sep 2017
DatePublished (current) - 8 Dec 2018

Abstract

Hybrid flax/carbon composites were studied in this artcle. The matrix used was developed using a sustainable green epoxy monomer cured by a novel cleavable amine. The combination of cleavable amine with green epoxy monomers led to a fully recyclable composite. The laminates were manufactured by using High Pressure Resin Transfer Molding with injection cycles down to 25 sec and cure cycles of 8 min at 120°C, followed by postcuring at 120°C for 1 h. The effect of the stacking sequence of the laminates was analyzed in terms of the tensile, flexural, and impact properties. A chemical recycling was also performed and the mechanical properties of the recovered thermoplastic measured. POLYM. COMPOS., 39:E2217–E2225, 2018.

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