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Title: Banana fiber processing for the production of technical textiles to reinforce polymeric matrices
Authors: Ortega, Zaida 
Monzón Verona, Mario Domingo 
Paz Hernández, Rubén 
Suárez García, Luis Adargoma 
Morón, Moisés
McCourt, M.
UNESCO Clasification: 3310 tecnología industrial
3313 Tecnología e ingeniería mecánicas
Keywords: Banana fiber
Circular economy
Technical textile
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Springer 
Project: "Valoración de Fibras Extraídas Del Residuo Del Cultivo de Platano Para la Obtención de Hilo, Tejidos Técnicos y Materiales Compuestos".Bantex 
Journal: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies 
Conference: 4th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (SDM 2017) 
Abstract: Banana fibers have been extracted by mechanical means from banana tree pseudostems, as a strategy to reevaluate banana crops residues. Extracted long fibers are cut to 45 mm length and then immersed into an enzymatic bath for their refining. Conditions of enzymatic treatment have been optimized to produce a textile grade of banana fibers, which have then been characterized. This fiber has then been transformed into yarns and woven to produce a technical textile with different textile structures. Woven material was then used to produce a composite by compression molding, using polypropylene (PP) as polymeric matrix. Once the composite was prepared, mechanical testing was carried out (tensile, flexural and impact tests). Results were compared to those obtained with parts made only of PP and with results composite made with a commercial woven product made of flax
ISBN: 9783319570778
ISSN: 2190-3018
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-57078-5_43
Source: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies [ISSN 2190-3018], v. 68, p. 452-459
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