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Development of Bio-Sourced Epoxies for Bio-Composites

by Xiao-Su Yi 1,2,*, Xvfeng Zhang 2,†, Fangbo Ding 3,† and Jianfeng Tong 2,†
Advanced Materials and Composites Department, Faculty of Science & Engineering, University of Nottingham (UNNC), Ningbo 315100, China
AVIC Composite Corporation Ltd. (ACC), Beijing 101300, China
AVIC XAC, Commercial Aircraft Co., Ltd., Xi’an 710000, China
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Aerospace 2018, 5(2), 65;
Received: 22 April 2018 / Revised: 29 May 2018 / Accepted: 11 June 2018 / Published: 15 June 2018
In the air and ground transportation sectors, new environmental regulations and societal concerns have triggered a search for new products and processes that complement resources and the environment. To address these issues, this article reports on current R&D efforts to develop bio-sourced materials by an international joint project. Novel bio-sourced epoxies and biocomposites were developed, characterized, modified and evaluated in terms of the mechanical property levels. Quasi-structural composite parts were finally trial-manufactured and demonstrated. View Full-Text
Keywords: rosin acid; itaconic acid; bio-sourced epoxy; bio-composites rosin acid; itaconic acid; bio-sourced epoxy; bio-composites
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Yi, X.-S.; Zhang, X.; Ding, F.; Tong, J. Development of Bio-Sourced Epoxies for Bio-Composites. Aerospace 2018, 5, 65.

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