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Lowering the Moisture Absorption of Natural Fibers by Cavity Polymerization
: Klein, R.; Popzyk, M.-I.; Burlon, K.; Wennemann, K.; Karl, J.; Köhler, T.; Wischnowski, M.; Gries, T.

Kunststoffe international 108 (2018), No.1-2, pp.47-50
ISSN: 1862-4243
Journal Article
Fraunhofer LBF ()

Natural fibers are light, economical and renewable. Which is why they are being increasingly considered for structural components. However, when moisture penetrates into the fibers, their mechanical properties suffer. Cavity polymerization can close the fiber cavities and prevent the natural fibers from absorbing as much water.