Evolution of interfacial shear strength and mean intrinsic single strength in biobased composites from bio-polyethylene and thermo-mechanical pulp- corn stover fibers
PublisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
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In this article, with the aim of promoting sustainability, contributing to the circular economy and the fight against climate change, the production of composite materials from Bio-polyethylene reinforced with corn stover fibers has been studied. The behavior of the materials obtained has been studied experimentally and by mathematical models of micromechanics. The composite materials were produced by extrusion and then injection with from 10 to 50 wt.% of fibers. The creation of a good fiber-matrix interface was studied by the incorporation of coupling agent between (0–8 wt.%). Increase of 131.2% on tensile strength for 40wt.% reinforcement was achieved by adding 6 wt.% of coupling agent. The correct interface was demonstrated by a correlation of 0.99 between the experimental results and the results of the mathematical models used
CitationTarrés, J.; Ardanuy, M. Evolution of interfacial shear strength and mean intrinsic single strength in biobased composites from bio-polyethylene and thermo-mechanical pulp- corn stover fibers. "Polymers", Juny 2020, vol. 12, núm. 6, p. 1308-1-1308-16.