WIT Press


Development Of High Performance Bamboo Composite Using Micro Fibrillated Cellulose

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM040411

Volume

76

Pages

11

Published

2004

Size

2,330 kb

Author(s)

T. Fujii, K. Okubo & N. Yamashita

Abstract

This study presents an effective technique to improve the mechanical properties of bamboo short fiber PLA (Poly-Lactic Acid)-based composite. Commercially available Micro-Fibrillated Cellulose (MFC) obtained from wood pulp was used as an enhancer of the composite. The effect of the weight content of MFC on the properties was also examined. In the fabrication procedure, the liquid-based MFC and PLA were mixed for several minutes in water and they were filtrated under vacuum. To fabricate the composite, the remaining sheets on the filter were then hot pressed after drying. Original bamboo fibers were extracted by using a stream explosion method and they were also rubbed in hot water to remove xylem (soft-wall cells) on the surface, as shown in the last conference of HPSC 2002. Most fiber b

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