Testing the effect of processing and surface treatment on the interfacial adhesion of single fibres in natural fibre composites

A. Arbelaiz and I. Mondragon,     University of the Basque Country, Spain


The main methods for mechanical characterization of the single fibre–polymer matrix interfacial adhesion are described: fibre pull-out, single fibre fragmentation and microdebonding tests. The basis of each method, assumptions and main advantages and drawbacks are discussed. A review of lignocellulosic polymer fibre–matrix interface adhesion data is presented. The effect of different surface treatments and also the effect of different processing parameters are also shown.

Key words

lignocellulosic fibres

single fibre polymer–matrix ...

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