Manufacture of natural fiber-reinforced polyurethane composites using the long
fiber injection process (in English)
Polimery 2013, No 6, 473
This paper gives an overview of recent activities in the production of natural fiber- -reinforced polyurethane (PUR) composites. Extensive research is being conducted to develop marketable solutions for the production of bio-based plastics. In composite applications, natural fibers can be used as a substitute for synthetic fibers and help to make a significant contribution towards ecological and efficient lightweight components. In addition, an outlook on current developments in Long Fiber Injection (LFI) processing for the application of natural fiber-reinforced polyurethane composites, specifically in electric vehicles is given.