Submitted to: American Association of Cereal Chemists Meetings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/15/2004
Publication Date: 9/19/2004
Citation: Erhan, S.Z., Liu, Z. 2004. Solid freeform fabrication method: epoxidized soybean oil based composites. American Association of Cereal Chemists Meetings.
Technical Abstract: Soybean oil/epoxy based composites are prepared by an extrusion freeform fabrication method. These composites are reinforced with a combination of organically modified clay and fibers. Glass, carbon and mineral fibers are also used in the formulations. The effects of curing agents, curing temperature, oil/resin ratio, clay loading and fiber loading on mechanical properties of composites are studied and reported.