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Title: Chapter 66: Strength properties of composites from biobased and synthetic fibers

Source: In: Cellulosics: Chemical, Biochemical and material aspects. New York: Ellis Horwood. 1993. Chapter 66; 1993; pp. 453-458.

Author(s)Young, R.A.; Rowell, R.M.; Sanadi, A.; Clemons, C.

Publication Year: 1993  View PDF »

Category: Book Chapter

Abstract: Biobased composites have been produced from esterified aspen fibers with either a thermosetting (phenol-formaldehyde, PF) or thermoplastic (polypropylene) matrix material. The polypropylene was incorporated in fibrous form. The level of esterification of the wood fibers had the greatest effect on the strength properties of PF bonded fiberboards, while the type of esterifying agent, acetic anhydride, maleic anhydride or succinic anhydride, had little or no effect. Acetylation of aspen fibers did not appear to increase the compatibility of the aspen fibers with polypropylene.

Keywords: composite boards, fiberboards, mechanical properties, strength

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 187 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/18/2014
RITS Product ID: 71596
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Clemons, Craig M.
Materials Research Engineer

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