Proceedings of the 2015 2nd International Forum on Electrical Engineering and Automation (IFEEA 2015)

Water Absorption and FTIR Analysis of Three Type Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites

Authors
Xianyi Shao, Luju He, Li Ma
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Xianyi Shao
Available Online January 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ifeea-15.2016.56How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Natural fibers; Water absorption; FTIR; Surface modification; Composite
Abstract
Surface treatment of three natural fibers including cellulose (CE), sawdust (SD) and wheat straw (WS) were carried out with triethoxysilane (AS), methacriloxy propyl trimethoxy silane (MS), and maleic anhydride grafted polypropylene (MAPP), respectively. Then the composites reinforced by these natural fibers were studied by water absorption and FTIR. It was found that water absorption decreased with employment of coupling agents. Among the coupling agents, MAPP exhibited the best performance in decreasing water absorption. In addition, FTIR analysis revealed the decrease in hydrophilicity of fibers with silane treatment and new bond formations with employment of MAPP.
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Proceedings
2015 2nd International Forum on Electrical Engineering and Automation (IFEEA 2015)
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
January 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-153-7
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ifeea-15.2016.56How to use a DOI?
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