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Bioengineering

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Manufacturing Of Robust Natural Fiber Preforms Utilizing Bacterial Cellulose as Binder
 

Manufacturing Of Robust Natural Fiber Preforms Utilizing Bacterial Cellulose as Binder

Article DOI: 10.3791/51432
May 22nd, 2014

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Summary May 22nd, 2014

We present a novel method of manufacturing rigid and robust short natural fiber preforms using a papermaking process. Bacterial cellulose acts simultaneously as the binder for the loose fibers and provides rigidity to the fiber preforms. These preforms can be infused with a resin to produce truly green hierarchical composites.

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