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Hibiscus cannabinus fiber/PP based nano-biocomposites reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets

Idumah, C. I. and Hassan, A. (2017) Hibiscus cannabinus fiber/PP based nano-biocomposites reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets. Journal of Natural Fibers, 14 (5). pp. 691-706. ISSN 1544-0478

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Abstract

The essence of the present research is based on reinforcement mechanism of hibiscus cannabinus fiber (KF) and graphene nanoplatelets (GNP) on mechanical and thermal properties of hybrid hibiscus cannabinus fiber/polypropylene (PKMG 1–5 phr) nano-biocomposites. TGA results revealed inclusion of KF and GNP enhanced charring and thermal stability of the bio-nanocomposites. DSC analysis revealed improved melting and crystallization temperatures of the materials. Flexural modulus significantly increased on inclusion of 20 wt.% kenaf fiber and 5 phr GNP. XRD studies confirmed KF and GNP induced nucleation of β-crystals of PP which improved toughness and impact properties of the nano-biocomposites especially at 3 phr.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:nucleation, thermal
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:76521
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:30 Apr 2018 21:29
Last Modified:30 Apr 2018 21:29

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