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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32569-32582
Number of pages14
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2022

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