Study of the Mechanical Properties of Polymer Composites Based on Polyolefins with the Addition of Rice Husk and Compatibilizer

Alejandro Silva-Vela, Francine Roudet, Nataly Calderón, Paul Huanca-Zuñiga, Danny Tupayachy-Quispe, Jonathan Almirón

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Abstract

The present work studies the mechanical behavior of rice husk as a reinforcement element in mixtures of polyolefins. The composites were made by polyolefin mixtures of 30% LDPE, 40% HDPE and 30% PP, rice husk and Polybond as a compatibilizer. Samples for the tensile test were prepared by injection and compressive methods. The results confirm that rice husk alongside the compatibilizer bring about positively in the strength of composites. In reference to the adherence of rice husk to the mixture of polyolefins, which was studied from the microstructure of composites, the addition of compatibilizer improves the adherence between the polyolefins and rice husk, and thereby the quality in the fracture surface. These composites are considered to be a good alternative for the recovery of plastic agricultural waste.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterial Science and Engineering Technology X - Selected peer-reviewed full text papers from the 10th ICMSET 2021, 5th ICBMM 2021 and 6th ICMTA 2021
EditorsRamesh K. Agarwal, Paulo Mendonça, Carlos Chastre
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages9-15
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783035726848
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event10th International Conference on Material Science and Engineering Technology, ICMSET 2021, 5th International Conference on Building Materials and Materials Engineering, ICBMM 2021 and 6th International Conference on Materials Technology and Applications, ICMTA 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 30 Oct 20212 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume1053 MSF
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Material Science and Engineering Technology, ICMSET 2021, 5th International Conference on Building Materials and Materials Engineering, ICBMM 2021 and 6th International Conference on Materials Technology and Applications, ICMTA 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period30/10/212/11/21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors recognize the University of Lille in France and Pr. Jacky Lesage for their collaboration.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Switzerland.

Keywords

  • Compatibilizer
  • Polyolefins
  • Rice husk

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