Paper Title
Adhesion and Flexural Properties of Cellulose Nanofiber Film Reinforced Epoxy Nanocomposites

This research presents the fabrication of bio-based nanocomposites and their utilization for high-performance applications against various kinds of petroleum-derived materials. In this research, cellulose nanofiber (CNF) film and bio-based derived vanillin epoxy resin were used to fabricate the CNF film reinforced nanocomposites through the dipping process. Bio-based vanillin epoxy resin was synthesized by the epoxidation of vanillin and then the curing of epoxy in the presence of a 4,4’-diaminodiphenyl methane hardener. The vanillin epoxy′ structure and curing process was confirmed by FTIR. Next, we performed the adhesion test of resins with CNF film to confirm the adhesion bonding strength. Further, this research demonstrates the flexural properties of CNF film reinforced nanocomposites.Bio-based resin′s methodology, adhesion ability, and excellent mechanical properties render them environment-friendly and fully bio-based nanocomposites for numerous applications. Keywords - Bio-based Resin, Cellulose Nanofibers Film, Nanocomposites, Flexural Properties