Paper number 771
|PROCESSING AND PROPERTIES OF BIODEGRADABLE COMPOSITES BASED ON MATER-BI AND SISAL FIBER|
A.Vazquez1, V.P.Cyras1,J.M Kenny2 and S. Iannace3
1Research Institute of Material Science and Technology (INTEMA)-Mar del Plata-Argentina - email@example.com
2University of Perugia-Materials Eng. Center - Terni - Italy - firstname.lastname@example.org
3Institute of Composite Material Technology (ITCM-CNR)-Naples-Italy
|Summary||Relationship between processing conditions and properties were reported. Alkaline treatment was performed in order to improve the adhesion and/or compatibility of the fiber with the matrix. The effect of the treatment on the tensile properties and morphology was determined. Fiber content enhances the tensile properties of Mater-Bi. The experimentally and observed tensile properties (modulus and tensile strength) of short sisal fiber and Mater-Bi with different fiber loading have been compared with the existing theories of reinforcement. SEM photomicrographs of the fractured composite surfaces was analyzed.
||Keywords|| biodegradable composites-natural fiber-mechanical properties processing.
Theme : Bio-composites
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