Characterization and Factors Effecting Fiber Properties

  title={Characterization and Factors Effecting Fiber Properties},
  author={Roger M. Rowell and James S. Han and Jeffrey S. Rowell},
A single agro-based fiber is a three dimensional, biopolymer composite composed mainly of cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin with minor amounts of free sugars, starch, protein, extractives, and inorganics. The performance of a given fiber used in a given application depends on several factors including chemical composition, physical properties, the interaction of a fiber within the composite matrix, and how that fiber or fiber/matrix performs under a given set of environmental conditions. In… CONTINUE READING
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