Properties of teh foam-laid formed chopped strand mat reinforcement using natural fibers

K. Ilomäki, K. Dufva, Petri Jetsu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Abstract

In this study a chopped strand mat reinforcement manufactured by the foam-laid forming technology using natural fibers is studied. Using this technology it is possible to produce layered structures in short fiber reinforcements in mass production. In this study flax and wood fiber reinforcements are used to prepare laminates in order to study reinforcement's properties in vacuum infusion, formability and characterize mechanical properties of the laminates. Reinforcements are manufactured in laboratory scale but technology is ready for continuous production process also. The result clearly shows potentiality of the foam-laid forming technology to produce mat type reinforcements for composite applications. Basis weights of manufactured reinforcement are controlled and same weight achieved between the samples. Flax and pine pulp mats are easily handled and set on the mold. Impregnation using vacuum infusion process is relatively slow when compared to glass fiber; leading to resin rich laminates. This may lead to good surface quality but volume fractions and mechanical properties should be improved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationComposites Week@Leuven and TexComp-11
PublisherKU Leuven
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventComposites Week@Leuven and TexComp-11 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 16 Sep 201320 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceComposites Week@Leuven and TexComp-11
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period16/09/1320/09/13

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Natural fibers
Foams
Reinforcement
Laminates
Flax
Fiber reinforced materials
Vacuum
Mechanical properties
Formability
Impregnation
Glass fibers
Pulp
Surface properties
Volume fraction
Wood
Resins
Composite materials

Keywords

  • natural fibers
  • reinforcement
  • foam-laid forming

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Ilomäki, K., Dufva, K., & Jetsu, P. (2014). Properties of teh foam-laid formed chopped strand mat reinforcement using natural fibers. In Conference proceedings: Composites Week@Leuven and TexComp-11 KU Leuven.
Ilomäki, K. ; Dufva, K. ; Jetsu, Petri. / Properties of teh foam-laid formed chopped strand mat reinforcement using natural fibers. Conference proceedings: Composites Week@Leuven and TexComp-11. KU Leuven, 2014.
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Ilomäki, K, Dufva, K & Jetsu, P 2014, Properties of teh foam-laid formed chopped strand mat reinforcement using natural fibers. in Conference proceedings: Composites Week@Leuven and TexComp-11. KU Leuven, Composites Week@Leuven and TexComp-11, Leuven, Belgium, 16/09/13.

Properties of teh foam-laid formed chopped strand mat reinforcement using natural fibers. / Ilomäki, K.; Dufva, K.; Jetsu, Petri.

Conference proceedings: Composites Week@Leuven and TexComp-11. KU Leuven, 2014.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Ilomäki K, Dufva K, Jetsu P. Properties of teh foam-laid formed chopped strand mat reinforcement using natural fibers. In Conference proceedings: Composites Week@Leuven and TexComp-11. KU Leuven. 2014