PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CELLULOSE FILMS FROM FICUS NATALENSIS BARK CLOTH FIBERS

Wood and Fiber Science

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Title PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CELLULOSE FILMS FROM FICUS NATALENSIS BARK CLOTH FIBERS
 
Creator Wang, Hua
Innocent, Mugaanire Tendo
Memon, Hafeezullah
Jin, Xiaoke
Zhu, Feichao
 
Subject Materials; Fibers; Textiles; Wood
Biodegradable; Cellulose film; Ficus Natalensis; Barkcloth
120.7 BIOMASS, PRODUCTION & UTILIZATION 110.1 LIGNOCELLULOSIC CHEMISTRY 110.3 BARK CHEMISTRY 50.400 FIBER QUALTIY
 
Description In this study, cellulose films were prepared from Ficus natalensis bark cloth fibers via phase inversion technique using NaOH/urea/water as the solvent. Films were formed at a concentration of 7 wt. % and 8 wt. % of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) as isolated from Ficus natalensis bark cloth fibers. Their morphology, physiochemical, and mechanical properties were examined with scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform IR spectroscopy (FTIR), x-ray diffraction (XRD), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and microcontrolled electronic universal testing machine. The resultant regenerated cellulose (RC) films exhibited rough surfaces morphologically, good tensile strength (19.85 ± 0.13 MPa), exhibited a plastic behavior with considerable strains. However, they are thermally stable at higher temperatures up to 280 °C. Cellulose films from this study could potentially act as biodegradable packaging materials to upgrade the scope of application of Ficus natalensis bark
 
Publisher Wood and Fiber Science
 
Contributor College of Textile Science and Engineering (International Institute of Silk), Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China
 
Date 2021-02-05
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://wfs.swst.org/index.php/wfs/article/view/3030
 
Source Wood and Fiber Science; Vol 53, No 1 (2021); 62-68
0735-6161
0735-6161
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://wfs.swst.org/index.php/wfs/article/view/3030/2611
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