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Publikācija: Biodegradable Flax Fiber Reinforced Eco-Composites

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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Biodegradable Flax Fiber Reinforced Eco-Composites
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.5 Materials engineering
Authors Velta Tupureina
Anda Dzene
Mārcis Dzenis
Keywords Eco-Composites, Flax, Mechanical Characteristics, Poly(vinyl alcohol), Polyhydroxybutyrate, Waterborne Matrix
Abstract Formation process of flax fiber reinforced biocomposites based on waterborne matrix systems from modified polymers - polyhydroxybutyrate, poly (vinyl alcohol) was developed by suspension casting technique. Two kind of flax fiber as reinforcement was employed Latvian variety Vega-2 and flax combing. The correlation between matrix composition, fiber origin, content and mechanical characteristics, water vapour absorption and biodegradability was established. Optimal characteristics of elaborated eco-composites were obtained by use of flax combing with fiber content ~ 30 wt. %.
DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.604.180
Hyperlink: http://www.scientific.net/KEM.604.180 
Reference Tupureina, V., Dzene, A., Dzenis, M. Biodegradable Flax Fiber Reinforced Eco-Composites. Key Engineering Materials, 2014, Vol.604, pp.180-183. ISSN 1662-9795. Available from: doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.604.180
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