Reference : Biocomposites with Epoxy Resin Matrix Modified with Ingredients of Natural Origin
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Biocomposites with Epoxy Resin Matrix Modified with Ingredients of Natural Origin
Szatkowski, Piotr [> >]
Szatkowska, Martyna [> >]
Gralewski, Jacek [> >]
Czechowski, Leszek [> >]
Kedziora, Slawomir mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) > Department of Engineering (DoE)]
[en] cellulose ; biocomposites ; natural fibers ; epoxy resin
[en] This study aims to present various forms of cellulose, whose shape depends on the source of origin, and to demonstrate the differences in the influence on the properties of materials produced with its participation. For this purpose, composites with various plant additives have been designed and obtained. Some of them have undergone chemical and pyrolytic modifications. The results of the mechanical, physicochemical and microscopic tests showed differences in cellulose structure, even in the case of very similar sources, and its diversified influence on the characteristics of the obtained materials. The research shows the effect of the use of natural additives and their modified versions on the mechanical properties of the composite based on epoxy resin. It turns out that cellulose modifiers are not only fillers that reduce the price of the final product but can also increase some mechanical properties, e.g., compressive strength, which is an additional advantage and a reason for wider use. The potential of natural resources is not yet fully understood. Relatively recently, people have started to be interested in cellulose on a nanometric scale, as it turns out that it can exist in several different forms with interesting properties.
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