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Effects of hydrothermal aging on the water uptake and tensile properties of PHB/flax fabric biocomposites

Author
Ventura, H.; Claramunt, J.; Rodríguez-Pérez , M.; Ardanuy, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Polymer degradation and stability
Date of publication
2017-06-12
Volume
142
First page
129
Last page
138
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2017.06.003 Open in new window
Project funding
Development of high performance and durable cement mortar composites reinforced with vegetable fiber nonwovens for applications in ventilated façades
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/105520 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391017301672 Open in new window
Abstract
This research analyses the effect of hydrothermal aging on the water uptake and mechanical performance of biocomposites based on a polyhydroxyalkanoate matrix and flax fibre reinforcement in the form of nonwoven (NW) fabrics. The effectiveness of various surface treatments—wet/dry cycling (C), argon plasma (Ar), ethylene plasma and combinations—of these NW in the improvement of the mechanical properties of the composites is also evaluated. The water uptake during aging is analysed at both ro...
Citation
Ventura, H., Claramunt, J., Rodríguez-Pérez , M., Ardanuy, M. Effects of hydrothermal aging on the water uptake and tensile properties of PHB/flax fabric biocomposites. "Polymer degradation and stability", 12 Juny 2017, vol. 142, p. 129-138.
Keywords
Cellulose fibres, Hydrothermal aging, Mechanical properties, PHB, Plasma treatments, Polyhydroxybutyrate, Textile reinforced composites
Group of research
TECTEX - Textile Technology Research Group

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