WIT Press


Development Of Natural Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials Using A Loosing Technique And Mechanical Properties

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM040381

Volume

76

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

1,124 kb

Author(s)

T. Matsuoka, K. Sakaguchi, H. Fujita, H. Yamamoto & M. Kurasaka

Abstract

A method of molding composite materials with a loosing technique was developed, and the tensile properties of the composite materials were investigated. This molding method was developed to obtain a higher fiber content and to increase the interfacial area between fiber and resin. Polypropylene/polyethylene (PP/PE) fibrous resin and cotton fibers were used as raw materials, and the composite materials were made by an injection molding and a hot-press molding with loosing cotton fibers and loosing PP/PE fibrous resin. It was clarified that the tensile strength of loosing fiber reinforced composite materials was dr

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