Although several works have recently been published in literature about biocomposites, i.e. about composites with polymeric matrix reinforced by natural fibers, only a few articles have been devoted to the implementation of high performance biocomposites for structural and semi-structural applications. The present study aims to give a contribution by considering biocomposites obtained by using an eco-friendly partially bio-based epoxy (green epoxy) and sisal (agave sisalana fibers) obtained by a proper optimization process. Through a systematic experimental analysis, three different types of biocomposites obtained with a suitable manufacturing process, such as random short fiber biocomposites, random discontinuous fibers biocomposite obtained through the preliminary manufacture of MAT fabrics, and unidirectional long fibers biocomposites obtained through the preliminary manufacture of unidirectional “stitched” fabrics, have been studied.

Antonio Mancino, Giuseppe Marannano, Bernardo Zuccarello (2018). Implementation of eco-sustainable biocomposite materials reinforced by optimized agave fibers. PROCEDIA STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY, 8, 526-538 [10.1016/j.prostr.2017.12.052].

Implementation of eco-sustainable biocomposite materials reinforced by optimized agave fibers

Antonio Mancino;Giuseppe Marannano;Bernardo Zuccarello
2018-01-01

Abstract

Although several works have recently been published in literature about biocomposites, i.e. about composites with polymeric matrix reinforced by natural fibers, only a few articles have been devoted to the implementation of high performance biocomposites for structural and semi-structural applications. The present study aims to give a contribution by considering biocomposites obtained by using an eco-friendly partially bio-based epoxy (green epoxy) and sisal (agave sisalana fibers) obtained by a proper optimization process. Through a systematic experimental analysis, three different types of biocomposites obtained with a suitable manufacturing process, such as random short fiber biocomposites, random discontinuous fibers biocomposite obtained through the preliminary manufacture of MAT fabrics, and unidirectional long fibers biocomposites obtained through the preliminary manufacture of unidirectional “stitched” fabrics, have been studied.
2018
Settore ING-IND/14 - Progettazione Meccanica E Costruzione Di Macchine
Antonio Mancino, Giuseppe Marannano, Bernardo Zuccarello (2018). Implementation of eco-sustainable biocomposite materials reinforced by optimized agave fibers. PROCEDIA STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY, 8, 526-538 [10.1016/j.prostr.2017.12.052].
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