Effects of Various Fibres in a Thin Biocomposite Material
There are a number of methods for producing biocomposite materials for different purposes. Wet lying methods are widely used in utilising especially short cellulosic fibres which offers random mixing and formation of homogenous filtrate over a travelling web. The method also contains wet pressing and controlled drying stages for achieving maximum fibrefibre bonding. Fibres having different chemical compositions and physical properties behave differently in moving/draining suspensions which often give bad formation and heterogeneity in produced materials. Nevertheless, various fibres with different desirable properties are required to be finely blended in a suspension for getting targeted materials. This study investigated the effects of various fibres in a thin cellulosic material. It was aimed to see the possibility of using some short fibres, regarded as waste materials, in producing thin cellulosic matrix.
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