Water Absorption and FTIR Analysis of Three Type Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites
Xianyi Shao, Luju He, Li Ma
Available Online January 2016.
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- Natural fibers; Water absorption; FTIR; Surface modification; Composite
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Xianyi Shao AU - Luju He AU - Li Ma PY - 2016/01 DA - 2016/01 TI - Water Absorption and FTIR Analysis of Three Type Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites BT - 2015 2nd International Forum on Electrical Engineering and Automation (IFEEA 2015) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ifeea-15.2016.56 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ifeea-15.2016.56 ID - Shao2016/01 ER -