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J. W. Kaczmar, J. Pach, R. Kozłowski

Application of natural fibers as the fillers for polymer composites

Polimery 2006, No 10, 722


Summary

The natural fibers (flaxen, hemp, wood ones), applied as the fillers of polymer composites were characterized on the basis of literature. The criteria of choice of thermoplastic polymeric matrices for such composites were discussed as well as the fibers' modification (making them hydrophobic) with the aim to improve their adhesion to the polymer matrix. The fields of possible applications of the composites discussed were also described.


Key words: polymer composites, fillers, natural fibers, making the fibers hydrophobic


e-mail: jacek.kaczmar@pwr.wroc.pl


J. W. Kaczmar, J. Pach, R. Kozłowski

Application of natural fibers as the fillers for polymer composites