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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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 Type:||Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)|
|Keywords:||bagasse; applications; composites|
|Date Deposited:||22 Oct 2009 04:42|
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