The influence of cellulose source on the stability of polymer composite film
Chen, Menglin (2021)
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Cellulose is one of the most abundant material in the nature. As a renewable and biodegradable material, cellulose has been utilized in many applications such as packaging, biomedical, bio-energy etc. Wood is one of the most common sources for obtaining cellulose. However, other sources are available for the extraction of cellulose as well. The demand of eco-friendly material requires the diversity of sources. Therefore, the comparison of properties between various sources is necessary to explore. Nanocellulose have been widely used as reinforcement in composite. Due to the excellent properties of nanocellulose such as mechanical properties, lightweight, biodegradability, it is one of the promising materials that can be widely used for improving the performance of the composite material and achieve the environmental commitment simultaneously. Furthermore, the utilization of new sources can add value to the raw material which can boost bio-economy as well. This study is going to discover the different performance among flax, jute cellulose nanocrystals in the composite. By using the same treatment and combined with PVA matrix, these two sources can be compared through different analysis to determine their various performance in the composite.