Characteristics of Hybrid Fibre-Composites Boards for Potential Structural Application 2008-01-2724
This work is based on comparative study of oilseed flax fibre and glass fibre reinforced composite boards for potential application in automotive industries. The material characterizations of flax and glass fibre-composites using unsaturated polyester as matrix were evaluated. Vacuum infusion was used for fabrication of composites. Flexural, tensile, water absorption and color tests were conducted on the composite boards. The density and the moisture content of flax/glass fibre mats were also measured. Three types of composite boards, including flax, glass and flax-glass sandwich were developed and characterized.