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Publikācija: Polypropylene Composite Characterization and Grain Husks Pre-Preparation

Publication Type Conference paper
Funding for basic activity Research project
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Polypropylene Composite Characterization and Grain Husks Pre-Preparation
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.5 Materials engineering
Authors Madara Žiganova
Ivans Bočkovs
Remo Merijs-Meri
A.K. Bledzki
Keywords Polypropylene Composite
Abstract Nowadays interest is focused on the use of natural fibre biomass for the production of polymer composites, which allows the production of materials with improved properties, particularly, mechanical properties. The use of natural fibres in polymer compositions also makes it possible to reduce the consumption of fossil resources and the costs of the material. These composites possess low density, anti-corrosion characteristics and durability. However, natural fibres are polar, but most of the thermoplastic polymers, including polypropylene, are non-polar. Using a maleic anhydride compatibilizer can increase compatibility between the polar fibre and the nonpolar matrix, leading to improved functional properties of the composite material. Within the experimental part of the work, technologies were developed for 1) shredding of oat and spelt husks before introduction into the polypropylene matrix, 2) production of the grain husks containing polypropylene composites (PP 56,7 w.%, MAH-g-PP 3,3 w.% and husks 40 w.%) and 3) processing the above mentioned composites by injection moulding technology.
Reference Varkale, M., Bočkovs, I., Merijs-Meri, R., Bledzki, A. Polypropylene Composite Characterization and Grain Husks Pre-Preparation. In: Baltic Polymer Symposium 2018: Programme and Proceedings, Latvia, Jurmala, 12-14 September, 2018. Riga: 2018, pp.72-72.
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