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Surface modification of flax fibers for manufacture of engineering thermoplastic biocomposites

: Shamsuyeva, Madina; Chang, Boon Peng; Vellguth, Natalie; Misra, Manjusri; Mohanty, Amar; Endres, Hans-Josef

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Journal of composites science 4 (2020), No.2, Art. 64, 12 pp.
ISSN: 2504-477X
Journal Article, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer WKI ()
biocomposites; natural fibre; surface treatment; thermo-oxidative ageing; polyamide; flax

The aim of this feasibility study is to develop application-oriented natural fiber-reinforced biocomposites with improved mechanical and durability performance. The biocomposites were manufactured via a film-stacking process of epoxy-coated flax textiles and polyamide 6 (PA6). The fabricated biocomposites were subjected to thermo-oxidative ageing for 250, 500 and 1000 h and tested with regard to tensile properties. The results show that the biocomposites with epoxy-coated flax fibers possess considerably higher tensile properties compared with the reference specimens under all tested conditions.