Synthetic polymer composites reinforced by bamboo fibers

Jean Marc Saiter, Antonella Esposito, Larisa Dobircau, Joseph A. Turner, Rameshwar Adhikari

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Abstract

Composites made of a thermoplastic matrix reinforced by bamboo fibers were obtained by extrusion and injection methods. It was found that the lignin of the bamboo fibers protects them from thermal exposure and prevents their degradation. As a consequence, in spite of the relatively high processing temperatures required for polymer melting, it is possible to obtain composite materials with acceptable properties for specific low-tech applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-120
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Volume327
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • bamboo
  • green composites
  • lignin
  • natural fibers
  • thermal stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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