This paper presents a study on the measurements of the interfacial adhesion of coir fibre with various polyolefin matrices along with the mechanical properties of their related injection moulded composites. Fibre-matrix adhesion, including the effect of coupling agent, was characterised using the fibre pull-out method. The addition of coupling agent significantly increased the interfacial shear strength of coir fibre polypropylene. Results are also presented from tensile and impact testing of coir reinforced polyolefin composites. The results show that the coupling agent increases composite tensile strength and unnotched impact strength.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2019|
|Event||4th International Conference on Natural Fibers - Porto, Portugal|
Duration: 1 Jul 2019 → 3 Jul 2019
|Conference||4th International Conference on Natural Fibers|
|Period||1/07/19 → 3/07/19|
- coir fibre
- tensile strength variability
Thomason, J., & Rudeiros-Fernández, J. L. (2019). Evaluation of injection moulded natural fibre-polyolefin for potential in automotive applications. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Natural Fibers, Porto, Portugal.