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dc.contributor.authorEfendy, M.G. Aruanen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPickering, Kim L.en_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-15T20:49:04Z
dc.date.available2014-12-01en_NZ
dc.date.available2015-12-15T20:49:04Z
dc.date.issued2014-12-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationEfendy, M. G. A., & Pickering, K. L. (2014). Comparison of harakeke with hemp fibre as a potential reinforcement in composites. COMPOSITES PART A-APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURING, 67, 259–267. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2014.08.023en
dc.identifier.issn1359-835Xen_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/9816
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to characterize the performance of untreated and chemically treated harakeke fibre (a leaf fibre from a plant native to New Zealand) and compare with hemp fibre to assess its use as potential reinforcement in composites. Alkali treatment is among the most popular treatments used to remove unwanted fibre constituents such as pectin, hemicellulose and waxes; it can enhance fibre properties, fibre separation, interfacial bonding and fibre dispersion within a composite. Physical and mechanical properties of untreated and alkali treated fibres were assessed using single fibre tensile testing, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermal analysis using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Untreated harakeke fibre was found to be lower in tensile strength compared to untreated hemp fibre. It was also found that the tensile strength of harakeke and hemp fibres treated with 5wt% NaOH/2wt% Na2SO3 and 5wt% NaOH was not significantly affected and these fibres had good fibre separation. However, alkali treatment was found to lead to higher crystallinity index (Ic) and better thermal stability for harakeke as well as hemp fibres.
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. © 2014 Elsevier.
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectTechnologyen_NZ
dc.subjectEngineering, Manufacturingen_NZ
dc.subjectMaterials Science, Compositesen_NZ
dc.subjectEngineeringen_NZ
dc.subjectMaterials Scienceen_NZ
dc.subjectDiscontinuous reinforcementen_NZ
dc.subjectMechanical propertiesen_NZ
dc.subjectMechanical testingen_NZ
dc.subjectSurface treatmentsen_NZ
dc.subjectHOUSING PANEL APPLICATIONSen_NZ
dc.subjectPHORMIUM-TENAX FIBERSen_NZ
dc.subjectNATURAL FIBERSen_NZ
dc.subjectCHEMICAL TREATMENTSen_NZ
dc.subjectSURFACE TREATMENTSen_NZ
dc.subjectFLAX FIBERSen_NZ
dc.subjectPHYSICOMECHANICAL PROPERTIESen_NZ
dc.subjectSTRUCTURAL APPLICATIONSen_NZ
dc.subjectMATRIX MODIFICATIONen_NZ
dc.subjectEPOXY COMPOSITESen_NZ
dc.titleComparison of harakeke with hemp fibre as a potential reinforcement in compositesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.compositesa.2014.08.023en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfCOMPOSITES PART A-APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURINGen_NZ
pubs.begin-page259
pubs.elements-id116675
pubs.end-page267
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume67en_NZ
uow.identifier.article-noCen_NZ


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