publication . Conference object . 2016

Factors optimization to improve the tensile and flexural properties of short fibre non-woven hedgehog chestnuts spines reinforced polyester composites

Ribeiro, J.E.; Rocha, João; Queijo, Luis;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Publindústria, Produção de Comunicação, Lda.
  • Country: Portugal
Over the last decade has been observed an increased interest in the use of natural fibers instead of synthetic fibres (i.e. glass, carbon or kevlar fibres). The natural fibre composites (NFC) have important advantages like their fibers are a renewable resource, for which production requires little energy, involves CO2 absorption, whilst returning oxygen to the environment and can be produced at lower cost than synthetic fibre [1]. However, the NFC have also some limitations, namely, lower durability than for synthetic fibre composites and they have a greater variability of properties [1]. Nevertheless, all these characteristics can vary profoundly depending on m...
free text keywords: Chestnuts spines, Short fibre
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