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Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Team Projects

Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Projects


Argo-Waste Based Composite Friction Material

Sponsor: Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

Research regarding the use of bio-based virgin materials is becoming prominent owing to the increasing environmental concerns across the globe and the need for eco-materials. Pushing beyond the conventional boundary of eco-materials that are suitable for friction application, this project aims to explore the historical and present material usage in friction materials (FMs) and assess the possibility of replacing them with more environmentally friendly materials that offer benefits regarding reduced environmental footprint, improved health and safety profile. The likely success of the work will also enhance the economic value of the selected bio-based residues.

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