|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials 2021
||Characterization of Piassava Fiber Collected as Industrial Waste
||Juliana P. R. G. Carvalho, Noan Tonini Simonassi, Felipe P.D. Lopes, Carlos Maurício Fontes Vieira
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Felipe P.D. Lopes
Although several studies were carried proving that lignocellulosic natural fibers have the potential to be used to develop high quality composite materials, there is a large amount of fibers discarded daily as an industrial waste. This work aims to characterize piassava fibers of the species attalea funifera martius collected as industrial waste from a broom factory to be eventually used as composites reinforcement. Initially these fibers were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy technics and the density was determined by pycnometry. The molecular composition of the fiber was determined by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) technique and the tensile strength of the fiber was obtained according to ASTM D3822-07 standard. The results have shown that these fibers can be used as polymer composite reinforcement reaching 88 MPa and 3,5 GPa of tensile strength and elastic modulus, respectively and the processing processes don’t significantly modify the fibers.