Effect of Surface Modification of Natural Cellulosic Fibers on the Dielectric and Mechanical Properties of Polymer Composites

Ashvinder Kumar Rana*, Amar Singh Singha, Manju Kumari Thakur, Vijay Kumar Thakur

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Abstract

During the past few decades, the field of natural fiber-based green polymer composites has witnessed a remarkable growth for a number of applications. The interest in different kinds of natural fibrous materials and their respective polymer composites is increasing day by day due to the enormous properties offered by the hybrid of the natural cellulosic fibers and the polymers matrices both of natural/synthetic origin. The interest in using natural cellulosic fibers is growing rapidly because they are renewable, cheap, recyclable, and biodegradable. Keeping in mind the diverse advantages of the different kinds of natural cellulosic fibers, in this chapter, we report some of the preliminary studies on the surface modification of selected natural cellulosic fibers intended for low dielectric constant and structural composites applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurface Modification of Biopolymers
PublisherWiley
Chapter15
Pages401-418
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781119044901
ISBN (Print)9781118669556
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - 8 May 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Breakdown voltage
  • Dielectric properties
  • Mechanical properties
  • Natural cellulosic fibers
  • Surface modification
  • Thermal stability

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