Bacterial Cellulose Reinforced Flax Fibre Composites: Effect of Nanocellulose Loading on Composite Properties
Loose hierarchical flax fibres/polypropylene composites were manufactured in a simple way based on a paper-making process in order to include nanocellulose and allow the hornification of the nanofibres in a controlled manner. The effect of flax fibre content on the flax/polypropylene composites and the influence of nanocellulose on the properties of these composites are discussed. By increasing the flax content a slight decrease of the tensile strength and an increase of the Young´s modulus were observed. On the other hand, no significant effect was noticed when increasing the bacterial cellulose content in the composites.
Christian Edtmaier and Guillermo Requena
M. Fortea-Verdejo et al., "Bacterial Cellulose Reinforced Flax Fibre Composites: Effect of Nanocellulose Loading on Composite Properties", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 825-826, pp. 1063-1067, 2015