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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