What is it about?
In the development of eco-friendly polymeric composite materials, interface adhesion between plant fibers and synthetic polymers is crucial for performance. One strategy to improve this adhesion is the surface treatment of the fiber with silanes which were studied in this work and extensively characterized for the correct assessment of enhanced properties, like contact angle and interfacial shear strength.
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Why is it important?
With the huge amount of different plant fibers available, characterization of each fiber type in combination with different polymer resins and respective surface treatment are important for the advancement of the entire field of plant fiber reinforced composites. This can enable the spread to more advanced uses for this important type of eco-friendly materials.
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This page is a summary of: Effect of silane treatment on the Curaua fibre/polyester interface, Plastics Rubber and Composites, March 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/14658011.2019.1586373.
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