Acoustic Properties of Tea-Leaf Fiber Mixed Polyurethane Composites

Celebi S., KÜÇÜK H.

CELLULAR POLYMERS, vol.31, no.5, pp.241-255, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/026248931203100501
  • Title of Journal : CELLULAR POLYMERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-255
  • Keywords: Polymer-matrix composites, Tea-leaf, Fibers, Sound absorption, SOUND-ABSORPTION, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, FOAM


Natural tea-leaf fibers were used as reinforcement agents in different polyurethane-based matrixes to improve the sound absorption properties of the composite. Adding tea-leaf-fibers to rigid polyurethane foam demonstrate limited contribution to sound absorption properties of the material. Furthermore, adding tea-leaf-fibers to soft foam results in a significant improvement of sound absorption properties of the composite. In this study herein, the composite including 24% tea-leaf-fibers was observed to provide the best sound absorption coefficient. Additionally, soft foam demonstrates better acoustic properties than rigid foam.