Potential of Hemp in Thermoplastic Biocomposites: The Effect of Fibre Structure

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Abstract

Hemp is one of the annual crops whose use has increased in recent years through different applications. This work compares the properties of PLA-based biocomposites, where different hemp structures resulting from a side stream from hemp production were used, such as hemp fibre, hemp pulp, shives and hemp dust. We have also produced hemp-based nanofibrils and compared their effect on the viscosity with the aim of finding novel applications for hemp. A wood-based cellulose was used as reference materials in both the biocomposite and nanofibril studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Natural Fibre Composites
Subtitle of host publicationRaw Materials, Processing and Analysis
EditorsR. Fingueiro, S. Rana
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-64641-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-64640-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event3rd International Conference of Natural Fibres: Advanced Materials for a Greener World, ICNF 2017 - Braga, Portugal
Duration: 21 Jun 201723 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference of Natural Fibres: Advanced Materials for a Greener World, ICNF 2017
Abbreviated titleICNF 2017
CountryPortugal
CityBraga
Period21/06/1723/06/17

Keywords

  • biocomposites
  • hemp composites
  • polylactide acid
  • hemp nanofibrils

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