Paper Title:
Thermo-Mechanical Treatment to Improve Properties of Sisal Fibres for Composites
  Abstract

The cross section variation, mechanical properties and moisture absorption of vegetable sisal fibres compressed at temperatures of 120, 160 and 200 °C were determined and compared with values obtained in non-compressed fibres. The thermo-mechanical treatment carried out resulted in a relevant increasing of fibre stiffness (elastic modulus) and decreasing of fibre moisture absorption.

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Periodical
Materials Science Forum (Volumes 636-637)
Edited by
Luís Guerra ROSA and Fernanda MARGARIDO
Pages
253-259
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.636-637.253
Citation
L.A.C. Motta, V. M. John, V. Agopyan, "Thermo-Mechanical Treatment to Improve Properties of Sisal Fibres for Composites", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 636-637, pp. 253-259, 2010
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January 2010
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