Chemical treatments on hemp fibre composites

Wang, Hao and Kabir, Mazed and Lau, K. T. (2013) Chemical treatments on hemp fibre composites. In: Fiber Society Spring 2013 Technical Conference (FS 2013): Advancing Scientific Knowledge Pertaining to Fibers and Fibrous Materials, 22-24 May 2013, Geelong, Australia.

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Natural fibres have become an attractive alternative to synthetic fibres in polymer composite structures. This is due to environmental concerns that lead to using more renewable resources in composite structures. Natural fibre constituent contents (cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin)
and hydrophilic nature reduce their compatibility with polymer matrices. Fibre surface modifications using chemical treatments have been successfully used to improve fibre-matrix compatibility. In this study, hemp fibres were treated with alkali and acetyl chemicals. Fibre constituents such as cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin constituents were separated from treated fibres. The chemical and thermal influences of these constituents on the treated fibres were examined by using scanning electron microscope (SEM) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: ©2013 Fibre Society.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2014 01:53
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 04:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: chemical treatments; hemp fibre; natural fibre composites
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091012 Textile Technology
03 Chemical Sciences > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030502 Natural Products Chemistry
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870399 Construction Materials Performance and Processes not elsewhere classified

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