Investigation into nanocellulosics versus acacia reinforced acrylic films

  • Authors: Pu, Yunqiao; Zhang, Jianguo; Elder, Thomas; Deng, Yulin; Gatenholm, Paul; Ragauskas, Arthur J.
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Composites: Part B., Vol. 38: 360-366

Abstract

Three closely related cellulosic acrylic latex films were prepared employing acacia pulp fibers, cellulose whiskers and nonocellulose balls and their respective strength properties were determined. Cellulose whisker reinforced composites had enhanced strength properties compared to the acacia pulp and nanoball composites. AFM analysis indicated that the cellulose whisker reinforced composite exhibited decreased surface roughness.

  • Citation: Pu, Yunqiao; Zhang, Jianguo; Elder, Thomas; Deng, Yulin; Gatenholm, Paul; Ragauskas, Arthur J. 2007. Investigation into nanocellulosics versus acacia reinforced acrylic films. Composites: Part B., Vol. 38: 360-366
  • Keywords: A. fiber, A. polymer-matrix composites (PMCs), B. strength, nanocellulosics
  • Posted Date: December 4, 2007
  • Modified Date: December 4, 2007
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