Improvement of the impact performance of a starch based biopolymer via the incorporation of Miscanthus giganteus fibres
Johnson, M., Tucker, N., Barnes, S. and Kirwan, Kerry. (2005) Improvement of the impact performance of a starch based biopolymer via the incorporation of Miscanthus giganteus fibres. Industrial Crops and Products, Vol.22 (No.3). pp. 175-186. ISSN 0926-6690Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2004.08.004
This paper examines the possibilities of using an established energy crop; Miscanthus giganteus as a filler/reinforcement in injection mouldable thermoplastic composites utilising a starch-based biopolymer; Novamont Mater-Bi as the matrix. A design of experiments methodology was used to reveal how varying the processing parameters and material formulation affected the impact performance of the biocomposite. The addition of Miscanthus fibres to the polymer results in composites with higher impact absorbance and loading than those of standard Mater-Bi. (c) 2004 Elsevier B.V All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Industrial Crops and Products|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 175-186|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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