%0 Journal Article
	%A Li Yongfeng and  Liu Yixing and  Li Jian and  Li Jun
	%D 2010
	%J International Journal of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 38, 2010
	%T Manufacturing Process of a Novel Biomass Composite Inspired from Cellular Structure of Wood
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/15601
	%V 38
	%X A novel biomass composite inspired from wood porous
structure was manufactured by impregnating vinyl monomer into
wood cellular structure under vacuum conditions, and initiating the
monomer for in situ polymerization through a thermal treatment. The
vacuum condition was studied, and the mechanical properties of the
composite were also tested. SEM observation shows that polymer
generated in the wood porous structure, and strongly interacted with
wood matrix; and the polymer content increased with vacuum value
increasing. FTIR indicates that polymer grafted onto wood matrix,
resulting chemical complex between them. The rate of monomer
loading increased with increasing vacuum value and time, accordance
with rate of polymer loading. The compression strength and modulus
of elasticity linearly increased with the increasing rate of polymer
loading. Results indicate that the novel biomass composite possesses
good mechanical properties capable of applying in the fields of
construction, traffic and so forth.
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