Comparison Between Epoxy Matrix Composites Reinforced with Ramie Fabric Under Pressure and Vacuum

  • Caroline G. de OliveiraEmail author
  • Janine F. de Deus
  • Felipe P. D. Lopes
  • Lucas A. Pontes
  • Frederico M. Margem
  • Sérgio N. Monteiro
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


For decades, natural fibers have been studied as an economical and environmentally viable alternative to use instead of some types of synthetic fibers, for example fiberglass. To find the best way to make composites, the investigations shall be under various configurations, which is extremely important to understand the potentialities and facilities. To aim the comparison of impact performance of epoxy matrix composites reinforced with ramie fabric, the composites were produced by two different methodologies: under pressure and vacuum. The results show that the composites produced under pressure have greater resistance to both the Charpy and Izod Impact than under vacuum conditions.


Natural fibers Composites Impact resistance Izod Charpy 



The authors thank to the Brazilian agencies: CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Caroline G. de Oliveira
    • 1
    Email author
  • Janine F. de Deus
    • 1
  • Felipe P. D. Lopes
    • 1
  • Lucas A. Pontes
    • 1
  • Frederico M. Margem
    • 2
  • Sérgio N. Monteiro
    • 3
  1. 1.Advanced Materials Laboratory, LAMAVState University of the Northern Rio de Janeiro, UENFCampos dos GoytacazesBrasil
  2. 2.Faculdade Redentor RodoviaItaperunaBrasil
  3. 3.InstitutoMilitar de Engenharia, IMERio de JaneiroBrasil

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