Life cycle energy consumption of pultruded flax fiber composites

Can B. Aktas, Melissa M. Bilec, Joe Marriott, Amy E. Landis, Bhyrav Mutnuri

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Abstract

WITH increasing environmental awareness, the use of natural fibers are growing rapidly in light of market demands for "green" products. One such example is a pultruded natural fiber composite. In this study, the energy consumption of an innovative new pultruded composite integrating flax fibers with a resin having recycled content was compared to a regular glass fiber composite by using a life cycle perspective. This study begins to identify hotspots within the life cycle of green fiber composites to enable further improvements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 5 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2010 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: May 17 2010May 19 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2010

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2010
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period5/17/105/19/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Aktas, C. B., Bilec, M. M., Marriott, J., Landis, A. E., & Mutnuri, B. (2010). Life cycle energy consumption of pultruded flax fiber composites. In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2010 [5507753] (Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2010.5507753