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Effect of chemical treatments on flax fibre reinforced polypropylene composites on tensile and dome forming behaviour

Wang, Wentian; Lowe, Adrian; Kalyanasundaram, Shankar


Tensile tests were performed on two different natural fibre composites (same constituent material, similar fibre fraction and thickness but different weave structure) to determine changes in mechanical properties caused by various aqueous chemical treatments and whether any permanent changes remain on drying. Scanning electronic microscopic examinations suggested that flax fibres and the flax/polypropylene interface were affected by the treatments resulting in tensile property variations. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-03-17
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
DOI: 10.3390/ijms16036202


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