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Structure of modified natural fibers used for the preparation of composites with polypropylene
Author(s): Dominik Paukszta
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Paper Abstract

Short flax fibres as the reinforcing material to PP/flax composite were mercerized and modified by silane compounds. Polymorphism transformation in the crystal structure of cellulose as an effect of chemical treatment of flax fibres was studied by means of wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) method. It was found that after mercerization process only a part of cellulose I was transformed into cellulose II and silane treatment does not change the structure of the flax fibres. In the paper, based on WAXS measurement, a method of defining the amount of the cellulose I and the cellulose II was proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2000
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4240, X-Ray Investigations of Polymer Structures II, (25 September 2000);
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Dominik Paukszta, Poznan Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4240:
X-Ray Investigations of Polymer Structures II
Andrzej Wlochowicz, Editor(s)

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