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Title: Preparation and properties of polypropylene composites reinforced with wheat and flax straw fibres - Part 1: Fibre characterization
Authors: Hornsby, PR
Hinrichsen, E
Tarverdi, K
Keywords: Flax
Wheat
Straw fibres
Thermoplastics
Temperature
Publication Date: 1997
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Citation: Journal of Materials Science, 32(2), 443-449, 1997
Abstract: The microstructure, thermal and mechanical properties of flax and wheat straw fibres have been examined with a view to using these natural fibres as reinforcing additives for thermoplastics. In this regard, the fibres were characterized prior to incorporation into the polymer, using a range of techniques, including SEM, image analysis, thermogravimetric analysis and micro-mechanical tensile testing, at room and elevated temperatures. The thermal and mechanical properties obtained have been discussed in relation to the measured composition and structural form of the fibres.
Description: Copyright @ 1997 Chapman and Hall. This article is the author version of the published article which can be accessed at the link below.
Sponsorship: This work was supported by the EPSRC, DTI and Cookson Plantpak Ltd through the LINK Crops for Industrial Use programme.
URI: http://www.springerlink.com/content/m816qu4q228q8w7j/
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/6014
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1018521920738
ISSN: 0022-2461
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