Durability and compostability of bio-based thermoset composites
One important characteristic is the biodegradation. For certain types of composites, the biodegradation is desirable and these can then potentially be recovered by composting or digestion. For other applications, such as outdoor products, the biodegradation is not desirable. The composition of the composite will affect the rate of degradation and it is therefore important to be able to characterize biocomposites with respect to biodegradation and durability.