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dc.contributor.authorPappu, Asokanen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPickering, Kim L.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorThakur, Vijay Kumaren_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-27T21:43:19Z
dc.date.available2019-10-01en_NZ
dc.date.available2020-04-27T21:43:19Z
dc.date.issued2019en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationPappu, A., Pickering, K. L., & Thakur, V. K. (2019). Manufacturing and characterization of sustainable hybrid composites using sisal and hemp fibres as reinforcement of poly (lactic acid) via injection moulding. Industrial Crops and Products, 137, 260–269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2019.05.040en
dc.identifier.issn0926-6690en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13545
dc.description.abstractNatural polymers based composites offers significant advantages over synthetic fibre reinforced petroleum matrix based composites with regard to biodegradability, biocompatibility, design flexibility and sustainability. This work reports for the first time manufacturing of hybrid fibre reinforced biodegradable composites using sisal and hemp fibre with polylactic acid employing melt processing and injection moulding techniques. Granulated sisal and hemp fibres were blended and hybrid composites were manufactured using aliphatic polyester made up of lactic acid (PLA) through extrusion and injection moulding and their performance was evaluated. Experimental results revealed that density, elongation at break and water absorption capacity of hybrid composites were 1.14 ± 0.07 g/cm³, 0.93 ± 0.35% and 1.06 ± 0.18% respectively. The achieved mean tensile strength (46.25 ± 6.75 MPa), Young’s modulus (6.1 ± 0.58 GPa) and specific tensile strength (38.86 ± 5.0) of hybrid fibre reinforced PLA composites were improved compared to neat PLA. The flexural strength (94.83 ± 11.21 MPa), flexural modulus (6.04 ± 0.55 GPA) and specific flexural strength (79.76 ± 8.80) of hybrid fibre composites also showed better performance than those of neat PLA. Incorporation of sisal and hemp fibre with polylactide remarkably increased the impact strength of composites. Overall, the hybrid composites demonstrated good performance suggesting that they have great potential for use as an environmentally friendly alternative material in automotive, packaging, electronics, interiors and agricultural applications.
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherElsevier Science BVen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: Industrial Crops and Products. © 2019 Elsevier.
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_NZ
dc.subjectAgricultural Engineeringen_NZ
dc.subjectAgronomyen_NZ
dc.subjectAgricultureen_NZ
dc.subjectSisal fibreen_NZ
dc.subjectHemp fibreen_NZ
dc.subjectPoly(lactic acid)en_NZ
dc.subjectBiodegradable hybrid compositesen_NZ
dc.subjectExtrusionen_NZ
dc.subjectInjection mouldingen_NZ
dc.subjectThermal degradationen_NZ
dc.subjectMechanical propertiesen_NZ
dc.subjectFLAXen_NZ
dc.subjectPERFORMANCEen_NZ
dc.titleManufacturing and characterization of sustainable hybrid composites using sisal and hemp fibres as reinforcement of poly (lactic acid) via injection mouldingen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.indcrop.2019.05.040en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfIndustrial Crops and Productsen_NZ
pubs.begin-page260
pubs.elements-id237746
pubs.end-page269
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume137en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1872-633Xen_NZ


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