Self-healable fiber-reinforced vitrimer composites: overview and future prospects

Harsh Sharma, Sravendra Rana, Poonam Singh, Mikihiro Hayashi, Wolfgang H. Binder, Elisabeth Rossegger, Ajay Kumar, Sandra Schlögl

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To achieve sustainable development goals, approaches towards the preparation of recyclable and healable polymeric materials is highly attractive. Self-healing polymers and thermosets based on bond-exchangeable dynamic covalent bonds, so called “vitrimers” could be a great effort in this direction. In order to match the industrial importance, enhancement of mechanical strength without sacrificing the bond exchange capability is a challenging issue, however, such concerns can be overcome through the developments of fiber-reinforced vitrimer composites. This article covers the outstanding features of fiber-reinforced vitrimer composites, including their reprocessing, recycling and self-healing properties, together with practical applications and future perspectives of this unique class of materials.
Seiten (von - bis)32569-32582
FachzeitschriftRSC Advances
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 14 Nov. 2022

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Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB-DST), Government of India (Grant No. CRG/2021/006957). Part of this research work was performed within the COMET-Module project “Chemitecture” (project-no.: 21647048) and the COMET- K1 project “Polymers with reversibly adaptable surface properties by introducing multi-functional micropatterns” (project-no.: 1071910) at the Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL, Austria) within the framework of the COMET-program of the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs with contributions by Montanuniversitaet Leoben (Department Polymer Engineering and Science). The PCCL is funded by the Austrian Government and the State Governments of Styria, Upper and Lower Austria. WHB acknowledges the International Graduate School (AGRIPOLY), funded by the State Saxony-Anhalt; as well as the DFG-funded CRC TRR 102/TP A03 for financial support.

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