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Title: Mechanical and thermal properties of water glass coated sisal fibre-reinforced polypropylene composite
Authors: Phiri, G
Sadiku, ER
Khoathane, MC
Keywords: Sisal fibre-reinforced polypropylene composites
Aircraft materials
Aircraft interior
Thermoplastic composites
Natural fibres
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Citation: Phiri, G, Sadiku, ER and Khoathane, MC. Mechanical and thermal properties of water glass coated sisal fibre-reinforced polypropylene composite. 4th CSIR Biennial Conference: Real problems relevant solutions, CSIR, Pretoria, 9-10 October 2012
Abstract: In recent years, considerable attention has been given by aircraft manufacturers to the development and utilisation of natural fibres instead of synthetics. This is because natural fibres are a renewable raw material and their availability is more or less unlimited; they have very good heat, acoustic and electrical insulating properties, as well as very good mechanical properties, especially tensile strength. The main aim of this study is to improve the mechanical and thermal properties of sisal fibre-reinforced polypropylene composites.
Description: 4th CSIR Biennial Conference: Real problems relevant solutions, CSIR, Pretoria, 9-10 October 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6301
Appears in Collections:Polymers and composites
Fibres and textiles
CSIR Conference 2012
Manufacturing science and technology
General science, engineering & technology

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