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dc.contributor.authorSummerscales, Jen
dc.contributor.authorDissanayake, NPJen
dc.contributor.authorVirk, ASen
dc.contributor.authorHall, Wen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-14T13:46:37Z
dc.date.available2017-09-14T13:46:37Z
dc.date.issued2010-10en
dc.identifier.issn1359-835Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/9928
dc.description.abstract

Bast fibres are defined as those obtained from the outer cell layers of the stems of various plants. The fibres find use in textile applications and are increasingly being considered as reinforcements for polymer-matrix composites as they are perceived to be "sustainable". The fibres are composed primarily of cellulose which potentially has a Young's modulus of similar to 140 GPa (being a value comparable with man-made aramid [Kevlar/Twaron] fibres). The plants which are currently attracting most interest are flax and hemp (in temperate climates) or jute and kenaf (in tropical climates). This review paper will consider the growth, harvesting and fibre separation techniques suitable to yield fibre of appropriate quality. The text will then address characterisation of the fibre as, unlike man-made fibres, the cross section is neither circular nor uniform along the length. (c) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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dc.format.extent1329 - 1335en
dc.languageENen
dc.language.isoENen
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCI LTDen
dc.subjectNatural fibresen
dc.subjectFibresen
dc.subjectURTICA-DIOICA Len
dc.subjectNATURAL FIBERSen
dc.subjectPOLYMER COMPOSITESen
dc.subjectTENSILE PROPERTIESen
dc.subjectPOLYESTER RESINen
dc.subjectFINE-STRUCTUREen
dc.subjectNETTLE FIBERSen
dc.subjectFLAX FIBERSen
dc.subjectJUTEen
dc.subjectSTRENGTHen
dc.titleA review of bast fibres and their composites. Part 1 - Fibres as reinforcementsen
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.issue10en
plymouth.volume41en
plymouth.publication-statusPublisheden
plymouth.journalComposites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturingen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.compositesa.2010.06.001en
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