The mechanical properties of natural cellulosic fibre/biodegradable polymer biocomposites
2011 (English)In: 16th International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry - Proceedings, ISWFPC: Volume 2, 2011, 1330-1333 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Theaim of this work was to investigate a methodology fortheimprovement ofthemechanicalpropertiesof sustainablebiodegradablebiocompositesbased on polylactide (PLA).Cellulosicfibrewas incorporated as a reinforcing agent for improvement ofthemechanicalpropertiesofthebiocomposites. A coupling agent was synthesized and employed in order to enhancetheinterfacial adhesion of two components via a melt blending process. FT-IR spectra showed presences of specific functional groups of maleic anhydride onthebackbone ofthePLA afterthegrafting.Themodulus of PLA was considerably raised after incorporation ofthefibre. Furthermore, an addition of a coupling agent in PLAbiocompositeswas also able to remarkably increasethestiffness ofthematerial.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 1330-1333 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-82366OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-82366DiVA: diva2:498164
16th International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry, ISWFPC; Tianjin; 8 June 2011 through 10 June 2011
QC 201202292012-02-112012-02-112012-02-29Bibliographically approved