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  • Jacob John, Maya; Thomas, S (John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, 2010-06)
    Cellulose is the most abundant polymer on earth- has emerged as an ideal candidate for providing nanoparticles as reinforcing agents. There is a growing interest in cellulose nanocomposites within the research community ...
  • Jacob John, Maya; Anandjiwala, RD (Elsevier Science B.V, 2009-04)
    This paper presents an experimental study on the static and dynamic mechanical properties of nonwoven based flax fibre reinforced polypropylene composites. The effect of zein modification on flax fibres is also reported. ...
  • Jacob John, Maya; Thomas, S; Varughese, KT (SAGE Publications, 2009-11)
    Natural rubber was reinforced with sisal–oil palm hybrid fibers. Composites were prepared by varying the weight content of the fibers and chemical modification of the biofibers. The interaction of three different types of ...
  • Pothan, LA; George, CN; Jacob John, Maya; Thomas, S (SAGE Publications, 2009)
    Hybrid composites of glass and banana fiber (obtained from the pseudo stem of Musa sapientum) in polyester matrix, are subjected to dynamic mechanical analysis over a range of temperature and three different frequencies. ...
  • John, MJ; Tlili, R; Anandjiwala, RD; Boudenne, A; Ibos, L (Elsevier, 2012-03)
    The study on heat transport in composites is of fundamental importance in engineering design and for tailoring thermal and mechanical behaviour of materials. In this study, the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity ...
  • Jacob John, Maya; Francis, B; Varughese, KT; Thomas, S (Elsevier Ltd, 2008-02)
    The effects of chemical modification of fiber surface in sisal–oil palm reinforced natural rubber green composites have been studied. Composites were prepared using fibers treated with varying concentrations of sodium ...
  • Abraham, E; Deepa, B; Pothen, LA; Cintil, J; Thomas, S; John, MJ; Anandjiwala, R; Narine, SS (Elsevier, 2013-02)
    The objective of this work was to develop an environmental friendly method for the effective utilization of coir fibre by adopting steam pre-treatment. The retting of the coconut bunch makes strong environmental problems ...
  • Jacob John, Maya; Anandjiwala, RD; Thomas, S (Old City Publishing, 2009-04)
    The incorporation of several different types of fibres into a single matrix has led to the development of hybrid biocomposites. The behaviour of hybrid composites is a weighed sum of the individual components in which there ...
  • Labuschagne, Philip W; Jacob John, Maya; Sadiku, RE (Elsevier, 2010-07)
    The degree of homogeneity and H-bond interaction in blends of low-molecular-mass poly(ethylene glycols) (PEG, Mw = 400, 600, 1000) and poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP, Mw =9×103) prepared in supercritical CO2, ethanol and as ...
  • Jacob John, Maya; Bellmann, C; Anandjiwala, RD (Elsevier, 2010-10)
    This paper presents an experimental study on the use of zein as a coupling agent in natural fibre composites. Kenaf nonwovens were treated with zein coupling agent, which is a protein extracted from corn. The surface ...
  • Jacob John, Maya; Anandjiwala, RD; Thomas, S (Old City Publishing, 2009-04)
    Natural Rubber (NR) is a naturally occurring elastomeric polymer of isoprene (2-methyl-1,3-butadiene). It can be extracted from latex of only one kind of tree, the Hevea braziliensis. Hevea rubber is produced in many ...
  • John, MJ; Anandjiwala, R; Oksman, K; Mathew, AP (Wiley, 2012-04)
    Bio-based continuous fibers were processed from polylactic acid (PLA) and cellulose nanowhiskers (CNWs) by melt spinning. Melt compounding of master batches of PLA with 10 wt % CNWs and pure PLA was carried out using a ...
  • John, MJ; Thomas, S (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012-08)
    The scarcity of natural polymers during the world war years led to the development of synthetic polymers like nylon, acrylic, neoprene, styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) and polyethylene. The increasing popularity of synthetic ...
  • Joseph, S; Jacob John, Maya; Pothen, LA (Springer, 2010)
    Biopolymers from renewable resources have attracted much attention in recent years. Increasing environmental consciousness and demands of legislative authorities have given significant opportunities for improved materials ...
  • Jacob John, Maya; Anandjiwala, RD (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2008)
    A critical review of the literature on the various aspects of natural fibers and biocomposites with a particular reference to chemical modifications is presented in this paper. A notable disadvantage of natural fibers is ...
  • Mngomezulu, ME; John, MJ; Jacobs, V; Luyt, AS (Elsevier, 2013-10)
    The subject on flammability properties of natural fibre-reinforced biopolymer composites has not been broadly researched. This is not only evidenced by the minimal use of biopolymer composites and/or blends in different ...
  • John, MJ (World Scientific Publishing, 2014-06)
    This chapter presents an overview on the compounding and processing techniques of natural rubber compounds. The introductory portion deals with different types of rubbers and principles of rubber compounding. The primary ...
  • John, MJ; Jacob John, Maya; Jose, S; Varughese, KT; Thomas, S (John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2009)
    This study explores the dynamic mechanical behavior of woven sisal fabric reinforced natural rubber composites. The influence of chemical modification on the viscoelastic properties has also been determined. Moreover, the ...