Avian keratin fibre-based bio-composites

  title={Avian keratin fibre-based bio-composites},
  author={Firoozeh Pourjavaheri and Farzad Mohades and Oliver A.H. Jones and Frank Sherkat and Ing Kong and Arun Gupta and Robert A. Shanks},
  journal={World Journal of Engineering},
Purpose This paper aims to use the solvent–casting–evaporation method to prepare new bio-composites with thermoplastic poly(ether urethane) (TPU-polyether) as the polymer matrix and reinforced with natural chicken feather fibre (CFF). Design/methodology/approach To produce the bio-composites, 0 to 60 per cent·w/w of fibres in steps of 30 per cent·w/w were added to the polymer matrix. The uniformity of distribution of the keratin fibres in the polymer matrix was… 

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  • I. Kong
  • Advances in Bio-Based Fiber
  • 2022



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