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Review: current international research into cellulose nanofibres and nanocomposites
This paper provides an overview of recent progress made in the area of cellulose nanofibre-based nanocomposites. An introduction into the methods used to isolate cellulose nanofibres (nanowhiskers,Expand
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Effects of environmental conditions on mechanical and physical properties of flax fibers
The environmental degradation behaviour of flax fibers and their mechanical properties were investigated. Upgraded Duralin flax fibers, which have been treated by a novel treatment process forExpand
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Investigation into the structural, morphological, mechanical and thermal behaviour of bacterial cellulose after a two-step purification process.
Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a natural hydrogel, which is produced by Acetobacter xylinum (recently renamed Gluconacetobacter xylinum) in culture and constitutes of a three-dimensional network ofExpand
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Mechanical Properties of Natural-Fibre-Mat- Reinforced Thermoplastics based on Flax Fibres and Polypropylene
Thermoplastic composites based on flax fibres and a polypropylene (PP) matrix were manufactured using (i) a film-stacking method based on random fibre mats and (ii) a paper making process based onExpand
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All-cellulose nanocomposites by surface selective dissolution of bacterial cellulose
All-cellulose nanocomposites using bacterial cellulose (BC) as a single raw material were prepared by a surface selective dissolution method. The effect of the immersion time of BC in the solventExpand
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Influence of filler size on the properties of poly(lactic acid) (PLA)/graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) nanocomposites
Abstract Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) composites reinforced with two types of graphite nanoplatelets varying in lateral size - small (GNP-S) and large (GNP-L) - were produced via melt compounding.Expand
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Composites for recyclability
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Processing of single polymer composites using the concept of constrained fibers
The concept of “overheating” is one of the known methods for manufacturing single polymer composites. This concept is validated on two categories of semi-crystalline polymers: the drawable, apolarExpand
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High Strength and High Modulus Electrospun Nanofibers
Electrospinning is a rapidly growing polymer processing technology as it provides a viable and simple method to create ultra-fine continuous fibers. This paper presents an in-depth review of theExpand
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Dimethylformamide: an effective dispersant for making ceramic-carbon nanotube composites.
Carbon nanotube (CNT) and alumina dispersions were prepared separately in dimethylformamide (DMF) and ethanol by ultrasonication. The colloidal stability of the dispersions was monitored and aExpand
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