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metadata.artigo.dc.title: Processing changes of cement based composites reinforced with silane and isocyanate eucalyptus modified fibres
metadata.artigo.dc.creator: Tonoli, Gustavo Henrique Denzin
Belgacem, M. N.
Siqueira, G.
Bras, J.
Mendes, Lourival M.
Lahr, F. A. Rocco
Savastano Júnior, H.
metadata.artigo.dc.subject: Dimensional stability
Eucalyptus pulp
Surface modification
XPS analysis 2012
metadata.artigo.dc.identifier.citation: TONOLI, G. H. D. et al. Processing changes of cement based composites reinforced with silane and isocyanate eucalyptus modified fibres. Key Engineering Materials, [S.l.], v. 517, p. 437-449, 2012.
metadata.artigo.dc.description.abstract: Abstract: Fibre-cement products had been widely used in the world due to their versatility as corrugated and flat roofing materials, cladding panels and water containers presented in large number of building and agriculture applications. The main reason for incorporating fibres into the cement matrix is to improve the toughness, tensile strength, and the cracking deformation characteristics of the resultant composite. One of the drawbacks associated with cellulose fibres in cement application is their dimensional instability in the presence of changing relative humidity. The objective of the present work is to evaluate the effect of surface treatment of eucalyptus cellulose pulp fibres on the processing and dimensional changes of fibre-cement composites. Surface modification of the cellulose pulps was performed with methacryloxypropyltri-methoxysilane (MPTS), aminopropyltri-ethoxysilane (APTS) and n-octadecyl isocyanate, an aliphatic isocyanate (AI), in an attempt to improve their dimensional instability into fibre-cement composites. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) showed the chemical changes occurred at the surface, and contact angle measurements showed the changes in the surface energy. MPTS-and AI-treated fibres presented lower hydrophilic character than untreated fibres, which led to lower water retention values (WRV). APTS increased the water retention value of the pulp and improved the capacity of hydrogen bonding of the fibres. MPTS-and AI-treated fibres led to low final water/cement ratios and reduced volume changes after pressing. MPTS-treated fibres decreased the water and dimensional instability of the fibre-cement composites, while the contrary occurred with APTS-modified and AI-modified fibres.These results are promising and contribute for new strategy to improve processing and stability of natural fibres-reinforced cement products.
metadata.artigo.dc.language: en_US
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