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
    Country/TerritoryFinland
    CityHelsinki
    Period4/09/036/09/03

    Keywords

    • polymer composites
    • natural fibres
    • surface composition

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