Tensile and Thermal Properties of Polycarbonate-Coated Tamarind Fruit Fibers

C. Uma Maheswari, K. Obi Reddy, E. Muzenda, A. Varada Rajulu

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Abstract

In this work agro-based waste natural tamarind fibers were extracted from ripened fruit, and alkali treatment and polycarbonate coating were used to improve the properties of the chemically modified fibers. The tensile properties of these chemically modified fibers were found to be improved by polymer coating. Scanning electron micrographs indicated better interfacial bonding between the fiber and matrix. Thermogravimetric analysis showed that the thermal stability of the coated fibers was lower than that of polycarbonate but higher than that of uncoated fibers. The moisture absorption of the polycarbonate-coated fibers was lower than that of uncoated fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)578-589
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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