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W. Hufenbach, M. Gude, S. Geller, A. Czulak

Manufacture of natural fiber-reinforced polyurethane composites using the long

fiber injection process (in English)

Polimery 2013, No 6, 473


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2013.473

Summary

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.


Key words: natural fibers, fiber reinforced polymers, long fiber injection, polyurethane

e-mail: s.geller@ilk.mw.tu-dresden.de

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Manufacture of natural fiber-reinforced polyurethane composites using the long fiber injection process (in English)