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Characterization of a New Lignocellulosic Fiber from Brazil: Imperata brasiliensis (Brazilian Satintail) as an Alternative Source for Nanocellulose Extraction
The chemical, physical and thermal properties of a new lignocellulosic fiber from Brazil (Imperata brasiliensis) were examined by SEM, chemical composition, XRD, FTIR, and TGA. Fibers were analyzed aiming to compare the ...
CHEMICAL MODIFICATION EFFECT on THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES of HIPS/COCONUT FIBER COMPOSITES
(North Carolina State Univ Dept Wood & Paper Sci, 2010-01-01)
Lignocellulosic fibers from green coconut fruit were treated with alkaline solution (NaOH 10% m/v) and then bleached with sodium chlorite (NaClO(2)) and acetic acid (CH(3)COOH). Alkali-treated and bleached fibers were mixed ...
Vegetal fibers in polymeric composites: a review
(Assoc Brasil Polimeros, 2015-01-01)
The need to develop and commercialize materials containing vegetal fibers has grown in order to reduce environmental impact and reach sustainability. Large amounts of lignocellulosic materials are generated around the world ...
Thermoset matrix reinforced with sisal fibers: Effect of the cure cycle on the properties of the biobased composite
(ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2009)
Thermoset phenolic composites reinforced with sisal fibers were prepared to optimize the cure step. In the present study, processing parameters such as pressure, temperature, and time interval were varied to control the ...
Materials prepared from biopolyethylene and curaua fibers: Composites from biomass
(ELSEVIER SCI LTDOXFORD, 2012)
Composites of high-density biopolyethylene (HDBPE) obtained from ethylene derived from sugarcane ethanol and curaua fibers were formed by first mixing in an internal mixer followed by thermopressing. Additionally, ...
Cellulose acetate and short curaua fibers biocomposites prepared by large scale processing: Reinforcing and thermal insulating properties
(Elsevier Science BvAmsterdamHolanda, 2014)
Cardanol-based thermoset plastic reinforced by sponge gourd fibers (Luffa cylindrica)
A growing global trend for maximum use of natural resources through new processes and products has enhanced studies and exploration of renewable natural materials. In this study, cardanol, a component of the cashew nut ...
Biodegradation of Coir and Sisal Applied in the Automotive Industry
(Springer/plenum Publishers, 2011-09-01)
This paper discusses the results of biodegradability tests of natural fibers used by the automotive industry, namely: coir, coir with latex, and sisal. The biodegradation of coir, coir with latex, and of sisal fibers was ...
Characterization of banana, sugarcane bagasse and sponge gourd fibers of Brazil
(ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 2009)
In recent times, increasing attention has been paid to the use of renewable resources particularly of plant origin keeping in view the ecological concerns, renewability and many governments passing laws for the use of such ...
Composites made from lignocellulosics and thermoset polymers
(Gordon Breach Publishing, 2006-09-24)
Composites made from a stryrene/unsaturated polyester thermoset matrix and woodflours from different wood species have been prepared and tested. Pine (Pino Eliottis), eucaliptus (Eucaliptus Saligna) and marmelero (Ruprechia ...