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Mechanical, thermal, and biodegradable properties of polylactic acid (PLA)/coir fibre biocomposites
Author(s): Y. Dong; A. Ghataura; H. J. Haroosh
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Paper Abstract

Polylactic acid (PLA)/coir fibre biocomposites were fabricated using a compression moulding technique. The effects of fibre content (5-30 wt%) and fibre treatment on mechanical, thermal and biodegradable properties of biocomposites were holistically investigated via mechanical testing, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and soil burial method to understand the applicability of manufacturing eco-efficient and sustainable “green composites”.

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Date Published: 9 August 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8793, Fourth International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 879303 (9 August 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026927
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Y. Dong, Curtin Univ. (Australia)
A. Ghataura, Curtin Univ. (Australia)
H. J. Haroosh, Curtin Univ. (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8793:
Fourth International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering
Jayantha A. Epaarachchi; Alan Kin-tak Lau; Jinsong Leng, Editor(s)

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