Preparation and Characterization of Cellulosic Fibre-Reinforced Polypropylene Foams

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The preparation and characterization of cellulosic fibre-reinforced polypropylene composite foams is presented. The cellulose fibres were isolated from a barley straw obtained from local sources. They were compounded with the polymer in the melt state to obtain composites with nominal concentrations of 10 and 20% by weight. After compression-moulding the composite samples were foamed in a high-pressure batch-process employing CO2 as foaming agent. The effects of the fibre loading on the basics characteristics of the foams was investigated.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 123-125)

Edited by:

Joong Hee Lee

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1183-1186

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.123-125.1183

Citation:

M. Ardanuy et al., "Preparation and Characterization of Cellulosic Fibre-Reinforced Polypropylene Foams", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 123-125, pp. 1183-1186, 2010

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August 2010

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