Preparation and recycling of polymer eco-composites

Srebrenkoska, Vineta and Bogoeva-Gaceva, Gordana (2014) Preparation and recycling of polymer eco-composites. In: MatCatNet Workshop "From molcules to functionalised materials", 5-10 Sept 2014, Ohrid Macedonia.

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Abstract

The interest in natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites is growing rapidly due to their high performance in terms of mechanical properties, significant processing advantages, excellent chemical resistance, low cost and low density. In this lecture, the compression and injection molding of polypropylene (PP) and polylactic acid (PLA) based composites reinforced with rice hulls or kenaf fibres will be presented and their basic properties will be discussed. Rice hulls from rice processing plants and natural lignocellulosic kenaf fibres from the bast of the plant Hibiscus Cannabinus represent renewable sources that could be utilized for composites. Maleic anhydride grafted PP (MAPP) and maleic anhydride grafted PLA (MAPLA) were used as coupling agents (CA) to improve the compatibility and adhesion between the fibres and the matrix. Investigations of the possibilities for reuse of the polymer eco-composites have been carried out. The eco-composites based on recycled matrices and recycled composites were produced and structure/properties relationships were investigated as a function of the number of reprocessing cycles. As a result of comparison of the composites properties, the polymer eco-composites belong in the category of materials which could be used as non-load bearing construction materials for different industries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Materials engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Technology
Depositing User: Vineta Srebrenkoska
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 15:06
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2015 15:06
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/12027

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