Fiber Reinforced Plant Oil-Based Composites

Kunwei Liu, Chaoqun Zhang, Samy A. Madbouly

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Due to the continuously increasing price of petroleum resources and an increase in environmental awareness, researchers are actively developing polymeric materials based on biorenewable resources to replace the traditional petroleum-based plastics. Thermoplastics such as polystyrene, polyethylene, polystyrene, poly(vinyl chloride) and thermosets such as epoxies and polyesters are used everywhere in our daily life. These plastics are used in applications including packaging, textiles, coatings, automobile components, biomedical devices, and household items. In this chapter, the experiment details of composites prepared using different plant oil-based matrixes and fibers are discussed. Plant oil-based vinyl thermoset, epoxies, and polyurethane have been widely used as the matrix for composites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBio-based Plant Oil Polymers and Composites
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780323371285
ISBN (Print)9780323358330
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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