Evaluation of pretreatment methods in hemp fibers composite blends

Dalton Scott, Molly Joyce, Brendan MacFarlane, Frederick Birkel, Brian Young

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Abstract

Biocomposite materials are becoming more common in the plastics industry. The objective of this research was to test various pretreatment methods on hemp fibers to improve the mechanical and flow properties when blended with polypropylene. It was determined a good interface between the polymer and fiber was key to retaining mechanical properties and a silane coupling agent appeared to have the largest effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event2018 Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: May 7 2018May 10 2018

Conference

Conference2018 Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period5/7/185/10/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Scott, D., Joyce, M., MacFarlane, B., Birkel, F., & Young, B. (2018). Evaluation of pretreatment methods in hemp fibers composite blends. Paper presented at 2018 Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC 2018, Orlando, United States.