Production and performance measurement of self-reinforced PLA composites

Justine Beauson, B Madsen, Stergios Goutianos, Giacomo Schilliani

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    In the BIO4SELF project, the ambition is to demonstrate the use of bio-based self-reinforced PLA composites in industrial applications. This paper covers the processing of PLA multifilament and PLA fabrics into composite material. One of the challenges is to set the manufacturing parameters such as temperature and time. Optimal processing conditions should allow the PLA filament forming the matrix to melt, while maintaining the properties of the reinforcement PLA filament. Unidirectional fibres composite were manufactured at different temperature. The properties of the composite were analyzed with differential scanning calorimetry, mechanical testing and microstructure observations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2018
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventInternational Conference on Composites: Advances in Composite Structures and Materials - Liege, Belgium
    Duration: 1 Oct 20182 Oct 2018


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Composites


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