Sugarcane bagasse reinforced thermoplastic composites

Kilian, Simone (2011) Sugarcane bagasse reinforced thermoplastic composites. [USQ Project]

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Abstract

Wood fibre composites are forging a place in the industrial and commercial market as a replacement for timber products. Although many of these products are produced from recycled materials, fully sustainable products are in limited use. The following document details an investigation into the viability of sugarcane bagasse as a fibre additive in the production of hardwood replacement products. The investigation is initiated with the use of LDPE and LLDPE polymers as the matrix material to review the affects of the bagasse in varying percentage weight composites. The affects of the bagasse content have been reviewed using mechanical testing processes.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Supervisors: Ku, Harry; Cardona, Francisco
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 01:12
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: wood fibre composites, sugarcane bagasse
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
10 Technology > 1003 Industrial Biotechnology > 100302 Bioprocessing, Bioproduction and Bioproducts
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22547

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