This chapter discusses the utility of applying the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to fibre-reinforced composites. The chapter first introduces the main advantages of shifting from traditional petroleum-derived polymer composites to bio-derived polymer composites. LCA methodology is then described as a useful tool to evaluate the environmental impacts of products and processes. Some case studies are reported on LCA of polymer composites used in the automotive and building sectors.

LCA of fibre-reinforced composites

CICALA, Gianluca
2015

Abstract

This chapter discusses the utility of applying the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to fibre-reinforced composites. The chapter first introduces the main advantages of shifting from traditional petroleum-derived polymer composites to bio-derived polymer composites. LCA methodology is then described as a useful tool to evaluate the environmental impacts of products and processes. Some case studies are reported on LCA of polymer composites used in the automotive and building sectors.
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