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Title: Development of reinforced paper laminates using bhindi fibres
Authors: Agrawal, Ashwini K
Behera, B K
Abbas, Jaheer
Keywords: Bhindi fibre;Hibiscus esculentus Linn;Paper laminate
Issue Date: Mar-2004
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.7 D21B 1/00
Abstract: Long strand fibres have been extracted from the stems of bhindi plant (Hibiscus esculentus Linn) using conventional retting process, carded into sliver and then used for making paper-fibre-paper laminates. The laminates have been prepared by sandwiching 9-41 wt% of fibres between two sheets of packaging-grade paper and bonded by hot pressing the sandwich in the presence of starch-based adhesives. The laminates thus prepared show better tearing and bending resistance than the laminates made from pure paper sheets. Laminates with 41 wt% fibres show increase in tearing resistance by 400% and in bending resistance by 1200%. Tensile properties and peeling resistance have been found to be reasonable and dependent on the amount of adhesive used. The developed paper-fibre laminates are potential candidates for use as a low-cost alternative to high- grade corrugated paper laminates in packaging industry and offer additional value to the farmers of bhindi plant.
Page(s): 49-56
ISSN: 0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJFTR Vol.29(1) [March 2004]

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