Polymer composites reinforced by natural fibres - the role of fibre surfaces

Jouko Peltonen, Åsa Korsman, Annina Arranto, Johanna Gustafsson, Paula Sarsama, Leena Suomi-Lindberg

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Abstract

The properties of composites consisting of natural fibres in a polymer matrix (e.g. polypropylene, PLLA) have been studied. Different types of fibres were studied: dew- and water-retted flax, cotton, and mechanical pulp fibres. A thorough analysis of especially the surface characterstics of the fibres was carried out. The surface chemical composition was determined by the survey and high-resolution elemental XPS-spectra. Further, molecular information and the distribution of the components on the fibre surface was provided by imaging ToF-SIMS. The morphology was studied by SEM aand AFM.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding a Cell Wall
Subtitle of host publicationProgramme and proceedings of the Final Workshop of Cost Action E20 Wood Fibre Cell Wall Structure
PublisherMetsäntutkimuslaitos
Pages77
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventFinal workshop of COST Action E20 Wood Fibre Cell Wall Structure - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 4 Sep 20036 Sep 2003

Workshop

WorkshopFinal workshop of COST Action E20 Wood Fibre Cell Wall Structure
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period4/09/036/09/03

Keywords

  • polymer composites
  • natural fibres
  • surface composition

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    Peltonen, J., Korsman, Å., Arranto, A., Gustafsson, J., Sarsama, P., & Suomi-Lindberg, L. (2003). Polymer composites reinforced by natural fibres - the role of fibre surfaces. In Building a Cell Wall: Programme and proceedings of the Final Workshop of Cost Action E20 Wood Fibre Cell Wall Structure (pp. 77). [P30] Metsäntutkimuslaitos. http://www.metla.fi/tapahtumat/2003/fibre-wall/proceedings.pdf