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Title: Facile Preparation of Cellulose/Polylactide Composite Materials with Tunable Mechanical Properties

Source: Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering. 57(13): 1288-1295.

Author(s)Qiang, Tao ; Wang, Jinwu ; Wolcott, Michael P.

Publication Year: 2018  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: A solvent-free route was developed to fabricate 100% biobased, renewable, and degradable polylactide (PLA) composites reinforced will ball-milled celluloses. The results show that the original pulp cellulose fibers were modified to partial amorphization through 30-min ball milling. Filling the ball-milled celluloses into PLA increased the tensile modulus for the resultant cellulose/PLA composite materials, while decreased their tensile strength and impact resistance. This method can be used to access the cost-efficient PLA-based composite materials with tunable mechanical properties. The variation analysis shows that filling content contributed more to the variations of their mechanical properties than that particle size did.

Keywords: Ball milling; cellulose; mechanical properties; polylactide; statistical analysis

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 1,024 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/27/2018

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RITS Product ID: 92560
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Wang, Jinwu
Research Forest Products Technologist
  

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