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Natural fiber suspensions in thermoplastic polymers. I. analysis of fiber damage during processing
(John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2007-02)
The final properties of the composites materials are strongly dependent on the residual aspect ratio, orientation, and distribution of the fibers, which are determined by the processing conditions. Present work is a ...
Curaua fibers - The queen of the fibers
Nowadays, the usage of natural resources is under worldwide growing interest. From this perspective, different renewable sources have been studied to replace man-made polymers or even improve the properties of current ...
Characterization of vegetable fibers and their application in cementitious composites
This chapter presents vegetable fibers and their potential for the reinforcement of cementitious materials. Different approaches for improving the processing, physical-mechanical performance and durability of nonconventional ...
Modification and Characterization of Hemp and Sisal Fibers
(Taylor & Francis IncPhiladelphiaEUA, 2014)
Curauá fibers in the automobile industry - a sustainability assessment
Replacing glass fibers with natural fibers in the automobile industry can yield economic, environmental and social benefits. This article evaluates the prospective environmental impacts of automobile applications of curauá ...
Fabrication of Pineapple Leaf Fibers Reinforced Composites
Consumers are more aware of environmental impacts and climatic problems, which leads to a greater demand for products with technological innovations. Research has the aim to replace and reduce raw materials from fossil ...
Optical router for optical fiber sensor networks based on a liquid crystal cell
Optical fiber sensor networks are evolving rapidly. They are used because of the inert nature of optical fibers allowing no electromagnetic interference and safe applications in inflammable atmospheres; other relevant ...
Deformation and fracture behavior of natural fiber reinforced polypropylene
Recent works about the mechanical and fracture behavior of natural fiber reinforced polypropylene composites were presented, focusing on the deformation characteristics and the fracture and failure mechanisms exhibited by ...
Characterization of curaua fiber
This paper describes the chemical, thermal and thermomechanical characterization of curaua fiber. The research of the thermal and thermomechanical properties of natural fibers is of major interest, considering their ...
Natural fiber reinforced unsaturated polyester composites - An approach on compression molding
This work has been performed at Tapetes Sao Carlos-Brazil with the cooperation of the DaimlerChrysler Research Center Team in Ulm - Germany. The objective of the present paper is to report the results obtained with natural ...