Microwave processing of chopped natural fiber composites and their thermal and morphological characterizations

Nikki Sgriccia, Martin C. Hawley, Manjusri Misra

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Abstract

Experiments have been performed to investigate the effectiveness of microwave curing of natural fiber reinforced composites. Industrial hemp, flax, kenaf, henequen and glass (15 weight percent) reinforced epoxy (diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A (DGEBA) cured with diaminodiphenyl sulfone (DDS)) composites were studied. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) were used to investigate material properties. Samples were processed using both microwave and thermal curing for comparison. Several composites reached a greater final extent of cure with microwave curing. ESEM micrographs indicate a lack of bonding at the interfaces between the fibers and the matrix.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Pages143-147
Number of pages5
Volume4
StatePublished - 2005
EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2005, ANTEC 2005 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: May 1 2005May 5 2005

Other

OtherSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2005, ANTEC 2005
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period5/1/055/5/05

Profile

Natural fibers
Curing
Microwaves
Composite materials
Processing
Hemp
Flax
Scanning electron microscopy
Thermogravimetric analysis
Differential scanning calorimetry
Ethers
Materials properties
Glass
Fibers
Hot Temperature
Experiments

Keywords

  • DSC
  • Epoxy
  • Microwave processing
  • Natural fibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

Sgriccia, N., Hawley, M. C., & Misra, M. (2005). Microwave processing of chopped natural fiber composites and their thermal and morphological characterizations. In Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings (Vol. 4, pp. 143-147)

Microwave processing of chopped natural fiber composites and their thermal and morphological characterizations. / Sgriccia, Nikki; Hawley, Martin C.; Misra, Manjusri.

Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings. Vol. 4 2005. p. 143-147.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sgriccia, N, Hawley, MC & Misra, M 2005, Microwave processing of chopped natural fiber composites and their thermal and morphological characterizations. in Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings. vol. 4, pp. 143-147, Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2005, ANTEC 2005, Boston, MA, United States, 5/1/05.
Sgriccia N, Hawley MC, Misra M. Microwave processing of chopped natural fiber composites and their thermal and morphological characterizations. In Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings. Vol. 4. 2005. p. 143-147.
Sgriccia, Nikki ; Hawley, Martin C. ; Misra, Manjusri. / Microwave processing of chopped natural fiber composites and their thermal and morphological characterizations. Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings. Vol. 4 2005. pp. 143-147
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