Mechanical properties of PHB-Bagasse composites

Hodzic, A., Curro, R., Britton, P, Shu, L., Berndt, C.C., and Shanks, R.A. (2006) Mechanical properties of PHB-Bagasse composites. In: Proceedings of Developments in Composites: Advanced, Infrastructural, Natural and Nano-composites, pp. 156-161. From: ACUN-5: International Composites Conference, 11-14 July 2006, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

Biodegradable composites produced from natural fibres and biodegradable polymers are an alternative to synthetic plastics, The optimisation of the mechanical properties for bagasse-poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB ) composite was performed and aspects such as fibre-matrix ratios and fibre surface treatment were studied, The mechanical properties of the composite were determined through flexural testing and the modes of failure studied by means of SEM.

Item ID: 4371
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: bagasse; applications; composites
ISBN: 0-7334-2363-9
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2009 04:42
SEO Codes: 84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8499 Other Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) > 849999 Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) not elsewhere classified @ 51%
84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8403 First Stage Treatment of Ores and Minerals > 840305 Concentrating Processes of Base Metal Ores (excl. Aluminium and Iron Ores) @ 49%
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