Fully Degradable Jute Fiber Reinforced Polylactide Composites Applicable to Car Interior Panel
In this research, short jute fiber reinforced polylactide composite, unidirectional long fiber reinforced polylactide composite and a sandwich structure polylactide composite were fabricated and the mechanical properties were tested. The mechanical properties of the fabricated composites were compared with those of a prototype spare tyre compartment cover of a passenger car. Tensile strength and flexural strength of all the composites are higher than those of the spare tyre compartment cover. The results show that the polylactide composites are applicable to car interior plates.
Joong Hee Lee
R. H. Hu et al., "Fully Degradable Jute Fiber Reinforced Polylactide Composites Applicable to Car Interior Panel", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 123-125, pp. 1151-1154, 2010