Title: Do fiber-reinforced polymer composites provide environmentally benign alternatives? A life-cycle-assessment-based study
Authors: Duflou, Joost ×
Deng, Yelin
Van Acker, Karel
Dewulf, Wim #
Issue Date: 30-Apr-2012
Publisher: The Society
Series Title: MRS Bulletin vol:37 issue:4 pages:374-382
Abstract: This article summarizes the energy savings and environmental impacts of using traditional and bio-based fiber-reinforced polymer composites in place of conventional metal-based structures in a range of applications. In addition to reviewing technical achievements in improving material properties, we quantify the environmental impacts of the materials over the complete product life cycle, from material production through use and end of life, using life-cycle assessment (LCA).
ISSN: 0883-7694
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Industrial Management / Traffic & Infrastructure
Sustainable Metals Processing and Recycling
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Campus Group T Leuven
Technologiecluster Werktuigkundige Industriƫle Ingenieurstechnieken
× corresponding author
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