I am interested in linking up with anybody who is involved with the use of natural fibres such as flax in commercial / industrial composites. My specific area of interest is concerned with the structural attributes of flax fibres and how this may impact upon their use in compositesI look forward to feed back from fellow SAMPE MembersBest WishesPatrickPatrick L O'Brien B.Sc (NUI) M.Sc (NUI) MPhil (Ulster University) FCIWEM (UK) CEnv (UK) CSci (UK) CWEM (UK) MIChemE (UK) MCIWM (UK) M.I.Biol.I(Irl)
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Patrick: At some point the flax fiber that is developed by your team for commercial applications has to be incorporated into a thermoplastic or thermoset polymer of Portland cement composition.
At the Nano-interface where the flax and polymer (or any dissimilar material meet), the flax and polymer must be bonded atomically in order to maintain long term aging properties and overcome any of the normal deficiencies that occur with any material.
My Mission is to teach the more efficient use of raw materials such as flax using 1.5-nanometer organometallic titanates and zirconates.
Summary: We can couple the flax to a polymer with titanates and just like silanes couple fiberglass.
When you have a specific program to develop a product and process – I can supply you with a titanate in a product form with application details.
See links at: http://4kenrich.com/technical-information/
See attached SAMPE paper.
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Salvatore J. Monte
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