The mechanical properties of natural cellulosic fiber/biodegradable polymer biocomposites
2011 (English)In: 16th International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry - Proceedings, ISWFPC, 2011, 1330-1333 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The aim of this work was to investigate a methodology for the improvement of the mechanical properties of sustainable biodegradable biocomposites based on polylactide (PLA). Cellulosic fibre was incorporated as a reinforcing agent for improvement of the mechanical properties of the biocomposites. A coupling agent was synthesized and employed in order to enhance the interfacial adhesion of two components via a melt blending process. FT-IR spectra showed presences of specific functional groups of maleic anhydride on the backbone of the PLA after the grafting. The modulus of PLA was considerably raised after incorporation of the fibre. Furthermore, an addition of a coupling agent in PLA biocomposites was also able to remarkably increase the stiffness of the material.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 1330-1333 p.
, ISWFPC, 2
Cellulosic fibre, Coupling agent, Mechanical properties, Melt blending, Polylactic acid, Bio-composites, Cellulosic fibers, FT-IR spectrum, Interfacial adhesions, Melt blending process, Poly lactic acid, Polylactides, Reinforcing agent, Specific functional groups, Two-component, Adhesion, Biodegradable polymers, Blending, Coupling agents, Fibers, Functional groups, Maleic anhydride
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-149886ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84855647532OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-149886DiVA: diva2:743737
16th International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry, ISWFPC, 8 June 2011 through 10 June 2011, Tianjin
QC 201409052014-09-052014-08-282014-09-05Bibliographically approved