Synthetic polymer composites reinforced by bamboo fibers

Jean Marc Saiter, Antonella Esposito, Larisa Dobircau, Joseph A. Turner, Rameshwar Adhikari

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Composites made of a thermoplastic matrix reinforced by bamboo fibers were obtained by extrusion and injection methods. It was found that the lignin of the bamboo fibers protects them from thermal exposure and prevents their degradation. As a consequence, in spite of the relatively high processing temperatures required for polymer melting, it is possible to obtain composite materials with acceptable properties for specific low-tech applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-120
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Volume327
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2013

Fingerprint

Bamboo
Polymers
lignin
composite materials
fibers
Fibers
Lignin
Composite materials
polymers
Thermoplastics
Extrusion
Melting
melting
injection
degradation
Degradation
matrices
Processing
Temperature
temperature

Keywords

  • bamboo
  • green composites
  • lignin
  • natural fibers
  • thermal stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

Cite this

Synthetic polymer composites reinforced by bamboo fibers. / Saiter, Jean Marc; Esposito, Antonella; Dobircau, Larisa; Turner, Joseph A.; Adhikari, Rameshwar.

In: Macromolecular Symposia, Vol. 327, No. 1, 01.05.2013, p. 114-120.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Saiter, JM, Esposito, A, Dobircau, L, Turner, JA & Adhikari, R 2013, 'Synthetic polymer composites reinforced by bamboo fibers', Macromolecular Symposia, vol. 327, no. 1, pp. 114-120. https://doi.org/10.1002/masy.201350514
Saiter, Jean Marc ; Esposito, Antonella ; Dobircau, Larisa ; Turner, Joseph A. ; Adhikari, Rameshwar. / Synthetic polymer composites reinforced by bamboo fibers. In: Macromolecular Symposia. 2013 ; Vol. 327, No. 1. pp. 114-120.
@article{3ebd622669c64aadad9effcf1220ccbf,
title = "Synthetic polymer composites reinforced by bamboo fibers",
abstract = "Composites made of a thermoplastic matrix reinforced by bamboo fibers were obtained by extrusion and injection methods. It was found that the lignin of the bamboo fibers protects them from thermal exposure and prevents their degradation. As a consequence, in spite of the relatively high processing temperatures required for polymer melting, it is possible to obtain composite materials with acceptable properties for specific low-tech applications.",
keywords = "bamboo, green composites, lignin, natural fibers, thermal stability",
author = "Saiter, {Jean Marc} and Antonella Esposito and Larisa Dobircau and Turner, {Joseph A.} and Rameshwar Adhikari",
year = "2013",
month = "5",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1002/masy.201350514",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "327",
pages = "114--120",
journal = "Macromolecular Symposia",
issn = "1022-1360",
publisher = "Wiley-VCH Verlag",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Synthetic polymer composites reinforced by bamboo fibers

AU - Saiter, Jean Marc

AU - Esposito, Antonella

AU - Dobircau, Larisa

AU - Turner, Joseph A.

AU - Adhikari, Rameshwar

PY - 2013/5/1

Y1 - 2013/5/1

N2 - Composites made of a thermoplastic matrix reinforced by bamboo fibers were obtained by extrusion and injection methods. It was found that the lignin of the bamboo fibers protects them from thermal exposure and prevents their degradation. As a consequence, in spite of the relatively high processing temperatures required for polymer melting, it is possible to obtain composite materials with acceptable properties for specific low-tech applications.

AB - Composites made of a thermoplastic matrix reinforced by bamboo fibers were obtained by extrusion and injection methods. It was found that the lignin of the bamboo fibers protects them from thermal exposure and prevents their degradation. As a consequence, in spite of the relatively high processing temperatures required for polymer melting, it is possible to obtain composite materials with acceptable properties for specific low-tech applications.

KW - bamboo

KW - green composites

KW - lignin

KW - natural fibers

KW - thermal stability

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84878379816&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84878379816&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/masy.201350514

DO - 10.1002/masy.201350514

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84878379816

VL - 327

SP - 114

EP - 120

JO - Macromolecular Symposia

JF - Macromolecular Symposia

SN - 1022-1360

IS - 1

ER -