Sunny, T., & Pickering, K. L. (2021). Cellulose nanocrystal treatment of aligned short hemp fibre mats for reinforcement in polypropylene matrix composites. Cellulose. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-021-04091-3
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Oriented short hemp fibre mats were produced using dynamic sheet forming (DSF) incorporating cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) to improve their integrity. The CNCs were found to act as a binder and improve mechanical strength of the mats as well as the strength of polypropylene matrix composites produced with the mats. Improved thermal stability was also obtained for composites by using CNC treatment of fibre mats.
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