Fique fibers: Enhancement of the tensile strength of alkali treated fibers during tensile load application

Catalina Gómez Hoyos, Vera A. Alvarez, Piedad Gañán Rojo, Analia Vázquez

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a una revistaArtículorevisión exhaustiva

21 Citas (Scopus)

Resumen

Fique fibers were treated using Na(OH) solution at 5 w/v%, slack and under 1 N of tension, at room temperature, for 4 and 24 h respectively. Changes in their structure and composition were monitored using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Additionally their mechanical properties were evaluated and analyzed. Results showed that tensile load application during alkali treatment improves their tensile strength and modulus. The most important change in mechanical properties was achieved in fibers treated for 24 h under tension. However, these fibers presented a high standard deviation; due to this treatment causing an important defibrillation. Moreover, fibers treated for 4 hours under tension, enhance their tensile strength around 56 %, while slack treated fibers improve only 38 %. When fibers were treated under tension, cellulose microfibrills were rearranged in the direction of tensile application and the spiral angle decreased, increasing the molecular orientation.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)632-640
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónFibers and Polymers
Volumen13
N.º5
DOI
EstadoPublicada - may. 2012

Huella

Profundice en los temas de investigación de 'Fique fibers: Enhancement of the tensile strength of alkali treated fibers during tensile load application'. En conjunto forman una huella única.

Citar esto