Composition dependence on the mechanical behavior of hydrophobic lignocellulose-reinforced poly (trimethylene) terephthalate composites

Jennifer Lynch, Thomas Nosker, Arya Tewatia

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Abstract

Lignocellulosic fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites offer many property and environmental benefits. The major issue to overcome is moisture absorption due to the hydrophilic nature of the lignocellulosic component. The aim of this work is to combine hydrophobic natural fibers (NF) and a thermoplastic to produce a novel wood polymer composite that offers moisture resistance, dimensional stability, and resistance to microbial attack. Hydrophobic NFs are combined with polytrimethylene terephthalate using a novel, injection molding method and the flexural, tensile, and impact resistance mechanical properties presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages551-555
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2014
Event72nd Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers: The Plastics Conference, ANTEC 2014 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Apr 28 2014Apr 30 2014

Other

Other72nd Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers: The Plastics Conference, ANTEC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period4/28/144/30/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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