University of Hertfordshire

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Water Absorption And Effect Of Temperature On The Characteristics Of Flax/Hemp Reinforced Composites

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Natural Fibers (ICNF - 2019)
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Conference on Natural Fibers - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 1 Jul 20193 Jul 2019
Conference number: 4


ConferenceInternational Conference on Natural Fibers
Abbreviated titleICNF
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Composite are now accepted in various structural application; but the current emphasis has shifted towards environmental issues, which gives natural fibres the advantage as they are eco-friendly and biodegradable. This study involved the water absorption behaviour of flax/hemp combined natural fibres and the bending characteristics of flax/hemp polyester composites treated at various temperatures. The stiffness of the composite was observed to reduce at 110°C. The moisture absorption profile did rise to a variable plateau.

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