Characterisation studies on Mercerised Sisal Fibers for Composite Applications

Padmavathi, T and Venkatanaidu, S and Rao, RMVGK (2012) Characterisation studies on Mercerised Sisal Fibers for Composite Applications. Journal of Polymer Materials, 29 (2). pp. 261-272.

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Investigations were carried out on sisal fibers treated with different concentrations of sodium hydroxide solutions (mercerisation), to improve their tensile strength for potential use in composite applications. A maximum enhancement of 110% in tensile strength of the fibers resulted at an optimum 18% NaOH concentration. The treated fibers were variously characterized through structural (FTIR spectroscopy), thermal (TGA and DSC), micro structural (SEM) and crystallinity (XRD) analyses, to supplement the result.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Sisal Fiber;Alkali treatment;Tensile strength;FTIR;TGA;DSC; SEM;XRD
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2012 11:08
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2012 11:08

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