Hybrid biobased recyclable epoxy composites for mass production

G. Cicala*, S. Mannino, A. D. La Rosa, D. R. Banatao, S. J. Pastine, S. T. Kosinski, F. Scarpa

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Hybrid flax/carbon composites were studied in this artcle. The matrix used was developed using a sustainable green epoxy monomer cured by a novel cleavable amine. The combination of cleavable amine with green epoxy monomers led to a fully recyclable composite. The laminates were manufactured by using High Pressure Resin Transfer Molding with injection cycles down to 25 sec and cure cycles of 8 min at 120°C, followed by postcuring at 120°C for 1 h. The effect of the stacking sequence of the laminates was analyzed in terms of the tensile, flexural, and impact properties. A chemical recycling was also performed and the mechanical properties of the recovered thermoplastic measured. POLYM. COMPOS., 39:E2217–E2225, 2018.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E2217-E2225
Number of pages9
JournalPolymer Composites
Early online date14 Sept 2017
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2018


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