Tri-component bio-composite materials prepared using an eco-friendly processing route

De Silva, Rasike, Wang, Xungai and Byrne, Nolene 2013, Tri-component bio-composite materials prepared using an eco-friendly processing route, Cellulose, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 2461-2468.

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Title Tri-component bio-composite materials prepared using an eco-friendly processing route
Author(s) De Silva, Rasike
Wang, Xungai
Byrne, Nolene
Journal name Cellulose
Volume number 20
Issue number 5
Start page 2461
End page 2468
Total pages 8
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0969-0239
1572-882X
Keyword(s) natural polymers
polymer blending
ionic liquids
coagulation
Summary We report on the blending of three natural polymers, raw cotton, silk and wool, using ionic liquids as the dissolving media. We find that with increased content of wool and silk the thermal degradation temperature of the new bio films increases. This is due to an increase in the hydrogen bond network between the blended polymers. We also investigated the role of the coagulating solvent by coagulating the bio films using water, methanol or isopropanol. Again, we find the coagulating solvent impacts the final properties of the bio films with water shown to coagulated films with the best material properties.
Language eng
Field of Research 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 860403 Natural Fibres, Yarns and Fabrics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30058842

Document type: Journal Article
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