Superficial modification by alkalization of cellulose Fibres obtained from Fique leaf

R. E. Guzmán, S. Gómez, O. Amelines, G. M. Aparicio

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    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.

    Idioma originalInglés
    Número de artículo012015
    PublicaciónIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
    EstadoPublicada - 25 oct. 2018
    Evento3rd International Congress of Mechanical Engineering and Agricultural Science, CIIMCA 2017 - Bucaramanga, Colombia
    Duración: 2 oct. 20176 oct. 2017

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