Poly(lactic acid) hemp composites combined with nano-silica

Izan Roshawaty Mustapa, M. N.M. Ansari, Robert A. Shanks

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Abstract

Poly(lactic acid) (PLA)-hemp composites have been prepared by impregnation of hemp woven fabric with PLA solution. Nano-silica was dispersed in the PLA solution to introduce a matrix reinforcing nano-phase within the composite. The nano-silica can bridge bewteen matrix PLA and hemp fibers, though their contribution to properties combines with the hemp fibers to produce high performance composites derived from natural resources. The thermal stability, morphology and mechanical performance of the composites demonstrated that the biocomposites produced are suitable for structural application where renewable resource and high performance are required.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011
Pages240-243
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2011
EventNanotechnology 2011: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational - 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 13 Jun 201116 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameTechnical Proceedings of the 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011
Volume3

Other

OtherNanotechnology 2011: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational - 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period13/06/1116/06/11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mustapa, I. R., Ansari, M. N. M., & Shanks, R. A. (2011). Poly(lactic acid) hemp composites combined with nano-silica. In Technical Proceedings of the 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011 (pp. 240-243). (Technical Proceedings of the 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011; Vol. 3).