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Manufacture of Hybrid Natural/Synthetic Fiber Woven Textiles for Use in Technical Biocomposites with Maximum Biobased Content

Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI, 30453 Hanover, Germany
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J. Compos. Sci. 2019, 3(2), 43; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs3020043
Received: 27 February 2019 / Revised: 10 April 2019 / Accepted: 18 April 2019 / Published: 1 May 2019
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Abstract

This feasibility study investigates the flexural properties of biocomposites containing woven flax textiles (plain, twill, satin) and woven twill patterned hybrid textiles containing flax-/glass or flax-/carbon mixture for lightweight applications. Synthetic fibers are integrated as weft and flax fibers are integrated as warp yarns using a double-rapier weaving machine with a Jacquard attachment. The corresponding biocomposites are manufactured via vacuum infusion process using a biobased epoxy resin as a matrix. The manufactured biocomposites are analyzed with regard to their density and flexural properties. The results show that the use of hybrid textiles offers a promising solution for the manufacture of biocomposites with a higher biobased content and significantly improved flexural properties. Furthermore, the introduction of high-performance synthetic fibers in textiles enables the manufacture of biocomposites with an isotropic mechanical performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: weaving technique; natural fibers; biocomposites; hybrid textiles; hybrid biocomposites weaving technique; natural fibers; biocomposites; hybrid textiles; hybrid biocomposites
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Shamsuyeva, M.; Winkelmann, J.; Endres, H.-J. Manufacture of Hybrid Natural/Synthetic Fiber Woven Textiles for Use in Technical Biocomposites with Maximum Biobased Content. J. Compos. Sci. 2019, 3, 43.

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