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International Journal of Polymer Science
Volume 2011, Article ID 803428, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/803428
Research Article

Effect of Sisal Fiber Surface Treatment on Properties of Sisal Fiber Reinforced Polylactide Composites

1State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China
2State Key Laboratory Cultivation Base for Nonmetal Composites and Functional Materials, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, China

Received 30 March 2011; Accepted 10 June 2011

Academic Editor: James Njuguna

Copyright © 2011 Zhaoqian Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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