Short Natural Fibers Reinforced Polyolefin Composites

Zane Zelča, Silvija Kukle, Jānis Kajaks


This article summarizes modification techniques of the most popular polyolefin composite reinforced with short natural fibers based on two interface modification strategies: filler modification and matrix modification by additives. According to analysis of published papers, it can be concluded that the fiber pretreatment does not result in higher improvement of the properties compared with adding coupling agent in the compounding process. 


Polyolefin composites; natural fibers filler; fibersmatrix interface; filler modification.

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DOI: 10.7250/mstct.2016.001


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