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Title: A recyclability study of bagasse fiber reinforced polypropylene composites
Authors: Lila M.K.
Singhal A.
Banwait S.S.
Singh, Inderdeep
Published in: Polymer Degradation and Stability
Abstract: Natural fiber reinforced composites are gaining attention nowadays due to their low cost, biodegradable characteristics, lower density and comparable mechanical properties with synthetic fibers reinforced composites. As the recyclable properties of these composites are still not fully explored and this could be the reason that these are not much used in domestic and other applications to their full potential. In the current experimental investigation, the effects of mechanical recycling on the properties of bagasse fiber reinforced polypropylene composites have been studied. Tensile properties, crystallinity and aspect ratio exhibits an increase, while flexural properties decrease with each recycling step. No significant change in thermal behavior has been detected even after 5 cycles but a slight increase in the hardness has been observed. SEM images confirmed the change in aspect ratio due to crushing of fibers as well as fiber fracture became more dominant after each recycling step. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
Citation: Polymer Degradation and Stability (2018), 152(): 272-279
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2018.05.001
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/10837
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Crystallinity
Mechanical properties
Natural fibers
Recyclability
Surface roughness
ISSN: 1413910
Author Scopus IDs: 57194012139
57209172138
6508177071
56375560400
Author Affiliations: Lila, M.K., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Singhal, A., Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITTTR Chandigarh, Chandigarh, 160019, India
Banwait, S.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITTTR Chandigarh, Chandigarh, 160019, India
Singh, I., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Lila, M.K.; Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, IIT RoorkeeIndia; email: manish.lila@gmail.com
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