The effect of alkalisation on the mechanical properties of natural fibres

Mark C. Symington, Opukuro S. David-West, William M. Banks, Richard A. Pethrick, J.L. Thomason

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Abstract

A study on the effect of alkalisaton using 3% NaOH solution was carried out on Flax, Kenaf, Abaca and Sisal to observe the impact that the common pre-treatment process has on fibre mechanical properties. The result of the investigation indicated that over-treatment of natural fibres using NaOH could have a negative effect on the base fibre properties. It is concluded that a treatment time of less than 10 minutes is sufficient to remove hemicelluloses and to give the optimum effect.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2008
Event13th European Conference on Composite Materials (EECM 13) - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2 Jun 20085 Jun 2008

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Conference13th European Conference on Composite Materials (EECM 13)
CityStockholm, Sweden
Period2/06/085/06/08

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Natural fibers
Mechanical properties
Flax
Fibers
hemicellulose

Keywords

  • alkalisation
  • mechanical properties
  • natural fibres
  • composites

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Symington, M. C., David-West, O. S., Banks, W. M., Pethrick, R. A., & Thomason, J. L. (2008). The effect of alkalisation on the mechanical properties of natural fibres. Paper presented at 13th European Conference on Composite Materials (EECM 13), Stockholm, Sweden, .
Symington, Mark C. ; David-West, Opukuro S. ; Banks, William M. ; Pethrick, Richard A. ; Thomason, J.L. / The effect of alkalisation on the mechanical properties of natural fibres. Paper presented at 13th European Conference on Composite Materials (EECM 13), Stockholm, Sweden, .10 p.
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2008. Paper presented at 13th European Conference on Composite Materials (EECM 13), Stockholm, Sweden, .

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