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Title: Comparative study of cellulose nanofiber blending effect on properties of paper made from bleached bagasse, hardwood and softwood pulps
Authors: Kumar A.
Singh S.P.
Singh A.K.
Published in: Cellulose
Abstract: Cellulose nanofibers (CNFs) offer the motivational prospective for a native fibrous constituent that can exceed the mechanical performance of plant fibers in current use for commercial products. In this research work, CNFs were prepared with an increased extent of mechanical refining from bleached bagasse, hardwood and softwood pulp fibers. These prepared CNFs were investigated by using the FE-SEM technique. During the increased refining process, partial fibrillation on the fiber surfaces was created, and these fibers were converted from the micro- to nano-scale through nanofibrillation. This shows the significant effect on the tensile, burst and tear strengths of paper made from unrefined and refined fibers. However, the optical properties remained almost constant with increases of the percentage of CNF and decreased significantly with increases of the refining intensity due to fiber damage. The strength properties of reinforced paper sheets were greater than those of paper sheets without reinforcement. The main drawback of this process is that the drainage time is longer with an increasing percentage of CNF in refined and unrefined pulp fibers. © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Citation: Cellulose (2016), 23(4): 2663-2675
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-016-0954-6
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/13189
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Keywords: Cellulose nanofibers
Mechanical refining
Paper properties
Reinforcement
ISSN: 9690239
Author Scopus IDs: 56576708400
7407864677
55547111123
Author Affiliations: Kumar, A., Department of Applied Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus, Saharanpur, 247001, India
Singh, S.P., Department of Paper Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus, Saharanpur, 247001, India
Singh, A.K., Department of Applied Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus, Saharanpur, 247001, India
Corresponding Author: Kumar, A.; Department of Applied Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus, India; email: arvindiitr85@gmail.com
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