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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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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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