Melt dripping and flammability behavior of biodegradable natural fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites

Kandola, Baljinder K. ORCID: 0000-0002-3621-3724, Anand, Subhash, Mistik, S. I., Pornwannachai, Wiwat and Mottershead, B. (2012) Melt dripping and flammability behavior of biodegradable natural fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites. In: ECCM15, June 24th-28th, 2012, Venice, Italy.

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Abstract

This work reports the fabrication of jute fibre-reinforced polypropylene (PP) and polylactic acid (PLA) composites using a novel patented nonwoven technology. The water absorption, physical, mechanical and flammability properties of these partially (jute/PP) and fully biodegradable (jute/PLA) composites have been studied and compared with similarly produced glass-fibre reinforced composites with a view to enabling their use in automotive applications. The fibre reinforcements in composites reduced the rate and propensity of burning compared to respective neat resins. There was no melt/flame dripping observed in any of the fibre-reinforced composites.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper given at and published in the proceedings of 15th European Conference of Composite Materials, June 24-28th, 2012. Venice, Italy.
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 16:08
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 09:44
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1459

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