Paper Title:
Production of a Green Composite: Mixture of Poly (Latic Acid) and Keratin Fibers from Chicken Feathers
  Abstract

A new biocomposite based on chicken feather fiber (CFF) and Poly (lactic acid) (PLA) was fabricated for the first time by melting compound methods. Its mechanical properties and fracture surfaces were investigated by using tensile tests and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), respectively. The results showed that the tensile modulus and elongation at break of PLA samples were improved by adding a small amount of CFF. The elongation at break of a CFF/PLA sample with 2 wt% of CFF was 56% higher than that of pure PLA. This may ascribe to the good adhesion and interactions between the CFF and PLA matrix.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 47-50)
Edited by
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
Pages
1225-1228
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.47-50.1225
Citation
Y. Q. Zhao, K. T. Lau, T. Liu, S. Cheng, P. M. Lam, H. L. Li, "Production of a Green Composite: Mixture of Poly (Latic Acid) and Keratin Fibers from Chicken Feathers", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 1225-1228, 2008
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June 2008
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