Dosable sisal fibres for thermoplastic composites

Christoph Burgstaller, Manfred Q. Bachtrod

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Abstract

The aim of this work was to improve the dosability of sisal fibers by coating sisal yarns with a film former prior to cutting, to yield dosable fiber bundles, which can be processed with standard plastics processing equipment and to evaluate the effectiveness of such fibers in a thermoplastic matrix. We found, that it is possible to produce such fiber bundles, which are properly dosable and yielded good properties in polypropylene matrix composites, although there is room for improvement via the selection of a film former, which is more compatible with the matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, ANTEC 2012
Pages467-471
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, ANTEC 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2 Apr 20124 Apr 2012

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume1

Conference

Conference70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, ANTEC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period02.04.201204.04.2012

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