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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Bio-based Plant Oil Polymers and Composites|
|Number of pages||23|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)