Department of Textile Technology, Park College of Engineering and Technology, India
*Corresponding author:N Gokarneshan, Professor and Head, Department of Textile Technology, Park College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India
Submission: June 06, 2018; Published: August 30, 2018
ISSN 2640-9275 Volume1 Issue5
The article explores the potential of bamboo fibres. Some of the important properties of bamboo fibres have been studied and compared with other fibres. The effect of lateral crushing on the tensile properties of bamboo, modal and Tencel fibres has been investigated. Bamboo cellulose fibres have been coated with polypyrrole and the coated fibres are then characterized for various properties. The changes in surface morphology and particle distribution are studied by scanning and transmission electron microscopy which indicate the formation of Nano-coating of polypyrrole over the fibre surface, as the average diameter of the particles forming the surface layer is found 50nm. a hybrid composite of bamboo/Kevlar K29 with epoxy matrix has been developed with different staking sequences. The variation in mechanical properties, such as tensile, compressive and flexural of composite due to variation in staking sequence is analyzed and presented.
Keywords: Bamboo fibre; Crushing force; Dielectric properties; Nano coating; Kevlar; Stacking sequence