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Characterization of lignocellulosic curaua fibres
Published Date 22 May 2009, Vol.77(1):47–53,doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2008.12.005
Márcia A.S. Spinacé a
Carlos S. Lambert b
Karen K.G. Fermoselli a
Marco-A. De Paoli a,,
aLaboratório de Polímeros Condutores e Reciclagem, Instituto de Química, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, C.P. 6154, 13084-971, Campinas, SP, Brazil
bInstituto de Física “Gleb Wataghin”, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, C. P. 6154, 13084-971, Campinas, SP, Brazil
Received 29 October 2008. Revised 27 November 2008. Accepted 1 December 2008. Available online 14 December 2008.
Curaua fibres have specific mechanical properties similar to inorganic fibres and are an important renewable raw material. Milled curaua fibres, submitted to different treatments, were characterized by mechanical and thermal properties, moisture content, water absorption, surface morphology, FTIR spectroscopy, density and X-ray diffraction. Except for moisture content and mechanical properties, no other significant changes were observed after the treatments. The treated fibres also show an increase of surface roughness.