The Effects of Heating Treatment on the Tensile Properties of Palm Petioles Fiber

Xin Liu, Zhihui Wu, Jilei Zhang


Palm petioles fibers (PPF) are used widely in China to make mattresses. The changes of the properties of PPF after heat treatment is an important factor that should be considered. This study focuses on the fiber tensile test after heat treatment under different temperatures and at different times. As the temperature of treatment was increased, the Young’s modulus of PPF increased, while the breaking strength and elongation declined. The turning point of the tensile properties was 160 °C. The heating time also had a significant influence on the tensile properties. As the heating time increased, the Young’s modulus grew, while the breaking strength and elongation declined.


Heat treatment; Palm petioles fiber; Tensile properties

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