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Kenaf-polypropylene composites: effect of amphiphilic coupling agent on surface properties of fibres and composites

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dc.contributor.author John, Maya J
dc.contributor.author Bellmann, C
dc.contributor.author Anandjiwala, RD
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-05T11:22:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-05T11:22:54Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10
dc.identifier.citation John, M.J., Bellmann, C., and Anandjiwala, R.D. 2010. Kenaf-polypropylene composites: effect of amphiphilic coupling agent on surface properties of fibres and composites. Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 82(3), pp 549-554 en
dc.identifier.issn 0144-8617
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4445
dc.description Copyright: 2010 Elsevier. This is the author's accepted manuscript. The definitive version is published in Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 82(3), pp 549-554 en
dc.description.abstract 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 characteristics of untreated and chemically treated kenaf fibres were investigated by FTIR, zeta potential measurements and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS) mapping. Composites were prepared by compression moulding using nonwovens treated with zein solution. The reinforcing properties of the chemically treated composites were compared with that of untreated composites. The viscoelastic and thermal properties of composites were also determined. Composites containing chemically modified kenaf fibres were found to possess improved mechanical and viscoelastic properties. EDS mapping studies revealed the presence of surface functionalities on treated kenaf fibres. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject Kenaf fibre en
dc.subject Amphiphilic coupling agent en
dc.subject Zein en
dc.subject Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy en
dc.subject Carbohydrate polymers en
dc.title Kenaf-polypropylene composites: effect of amphiphilic coupling agent on surface properties of fibres and composites en
dc.type Article en


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