The use of bio-composites based on pine needle and natural resins has industrial interest. In this work have been carried out thermocompression plates, based on pine needles (powder and fiber format) and natural resins (ELO and GREENPOXY). Once characterized mechanically, the optimum combination has been chosen and sandwich panels based on balsa wood and cork have been carried out for subsequent characterization. The use of GREENPOXY resin and boat wood gives the best results, choosing micronized pine or fiber according to the industrial interest.
Mengual, A., Juárez, D., Balart, R., & Ferrándiz, S. (2017). Mechanical characterization of composite materials based on pine needle residues processed by thermocompression. Procedia Manufacturing, 13, 315–320. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2017.09.081