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Hybrid Composites with Recycled Carbon Fibres

  • Renate Lützkendorf
  • Thomas Reussmann
  • Martin Danzer
Materials Hybrid Composites

Hybrid composites made of natural fibres and recycled carbon fibres possess significantly better mechanical properties compared to conventional natural fibre composites. The potential of the new material class and its process-related challenges is part of the investigations at the Thuringian Institute of Textile and Plastics Research (TITK).

Natural fibre reinforced plastics (NFRP) have been used to manufacture components in the automotive industry for many years. The main reasons for this are the good specific material properties (high stiffness accompanied by low density), the favorable price but also the positive ecological footprint compared to other materials. Typical applications are door panels, trunk covers and instrument panels in the automobile interior. The usual grammages of such materials range from about 1600 to 2000 g/m2. With regard to the required weight optimisation in new vehicles, a reduction in the grammages of the semi-finished products is necessary. With the...


Carbon Fibre Natural Fibre Hybrid Composite Semifinished Product Natural Fibre Composite 
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We would like to thank Josef Huber-Hesselberger for his professional and constructive support as well as Stephanie Cierpka for the practical implementation of the experiments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renate Lützkendorf
    • 1
  • Thomas Reussmann
    • 1
  • Martin Danzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Thuringian Institute for Textile and Plastics Research (TITK)RudolstadtGermany
  2. 2.SGL ACF GmbH & Co. KGWackersdorfGermany

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