Feb 21, 2018 . The composite only gained conductivity when loaded with 10 wt percent of the nanocarbons, a potential application for developing sensors. The group concluded that the nanocarbons were a viable competitor to carbon black as a filler. Watch this Headline Science video to see this material in action
Aug 12, 2016 . If you want to build a deck for your home without leaving a substantial ecological footprint, the most viable option is a capped composite decking product made out of a polypropylene and hardwood material. It might not seem like any decking product would hold an advantage over any other with regard to..
Concerns about global warming and the depletion of oil reserves have led to significant research into more sustainable composite materials made from natural materials. Recently, research has focussed on the development of nanoscale reinforcements for this new group of composites, significantly improving and extending..
The results showed BFRC to be a better brake pad material than the other fiber reinforced composites studied, because the good thermal characteristics and bonding nature of basalt fiber increased the wear resistance of BFRC considerably. Keywords: wear resistance; non-asbestos brake frictional materials; eco-friendly..
Nov 2, 2011 . Weight reduction is a major factor which can improve energy efficiency and produce more eco-friendly vehicles that emit less CO2. Additionally, as producers of electric cars add heavier batteries to power these vehicles, other components of the car have to become lighter. Demand for composite materials..
Mar 18, 2014 . Lotte Chemical Corp. (Seoul, Korea) is applying its carbon fiber-reinforced composites technology and eco-friendly materials in Hyundai's Intrado concept car unveiled on March 4th at the Geneva Motor show
Biocomposites can supplement and eventually replace petroleum-based composite materials in several applications. Several critical issues related to bio-fiber surface treatments is to make it a more suitable matrix for composite application and promising techniques need to be solved to design biocomposite of interest
Passionate about the environment himself, he wanted to find an alternative to carbon fibre for his next project to make eco-friendly boards more easily available to the community. Carbon Fiber Australia introduced Wiggers to Composites Evolution's sustainable, high performance reinforcement materials. Impressed by..
Cite this chapter Copy to clipboard. Brahim Attaf (March 16th 2011). Generation of New Eco-friendly Composite Materials via the Integration of Ecodesign Coefficients, Advances in Composite Materials Brahim Attaf, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/14444. Available from:..
Dec 22, 2015 . We're developing high performance composite materials that are more environmentally-friendly, robust and cost-effective. These are improving the design and fabrication of products, and introducing new qualities, to give companies a competitive advantage
Eco-friendly construction materials using gypsum and industrial wastes. R. Eires, A. Camões & S. Jalali. University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal. ABSTRACT: The sustainable construction greatly depends on the use of alternative products, such as industrial wastes. This paper reports the development of new composite..
Aug 10, 2009 . In recent years bio-based polymer composites have been the subject of many scientific and research projects, as well as many commercial programs. Growing global environmental and social concern, the high rate of depletion of petroleum resources and new environmental regulations have forced the..
Nov 29, 2012 . Abstract. In response to increases in worldwide environmental awareness, there is increasing and encouraging scientific research being done on the development of eco-friendly and more sustainable construction materials. The use of recycled materials and agriculture waste in construction is among the..
ABSTRACT. The mounting global environmental and social concern, high rate of decline of petroleum resources, and novel environmental policy have enforced the search for green composite materials, attuned with the environment. The strategy discussed in this report aims to add value to the crops by processing the..
The Sustainable Polymeric & Composite Materials (SUSMAT) research unit aims at the production of new environmentally friendly functional polymers and composites, studying the physico-chemical and thermo-mechanical behavior of the related materials by a combined approach of instrumented experimental testing and..
Sep 26, 2017 . A substantial new market for composite materials is emerging in the automotive sector as vehicle manufacturers look to reduce the environmental footprint of their cars through light-weighting. Carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) are a viable option to replace metals due to their high stiffness- and..
Eco friendly sustainable composite materials. It is essential, for the future of not just the UK economy but for the whole of mankind, that sustainable eco-friendly manufacturing methods are developed. The harmful effects of our disposable consumer lifestyle on our environment are well known and well documented and as a..
Dec 19, 2017 . The paper is transdisciplinary. The complex overview on changes in policy and approach to waste tyres that leads to both solving environmental problem of post-consumer tyres and creating environmentally friendlier novel materials are presented. It is shown that in the world, the amount of polymer wastes..
Jun 2, 2017 . The end-of-life cost a composite building materialsdemolition, removal, recycling and disposalare rarely included in green calculations for marketing specific materials as environmentally friendly. (Photo courtesy of Michael Gaida / Pixabay CC0). An LCA evaluates the cradle-to-grave impact of each..