The present study will focus on superficial modification by alkalization of cellulose fibres obtained from Fique leaf as reinforcement in polymer matrices to produce a natural fiber composite that can be suitable for industrial purposes. Fique fiber is a hard vegetable fiber derived from a Colombian plant (Agave furcarea). An appropriate treatment, namely alkalization, of the fiber was chosen and carried out, but will be customized for this specific study to be more environmental-friendly and economical. A higher fiber-to-solution ratio as well as a low concentration would decrease the price of the treated fibers. The changes introduced to the surface morphology by the abovementioned treatment is then examined using a scanning electron microscope (SEM), Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and FTIR analysis, and untreated and treated samples were.
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|IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
|Publicada - 25 oct. 2018
|3rd International Congress of Mechanical Engineering and Agricultural Science, CIIMCA 2017 - Bucaramanga, Colombia
Duración: 2 oct. 2017 → 6 oct. 2017
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