Effects of additives on mechanical properties of wood fiber/high density polyethylene composites

S. Selke, K. Yam, K. Nieman

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential for improving fiber dispersion in and adhesion to the HDPE matrix by adding a third component, with the goal of obtaining a composite structure with improved impact and tensile strength, thus opening new markets for recycled plastic. It is shown that both ionomer and maleic anhydride modified polypropylene show potential for improving the adhesion between the wood fibers and the polyethylene, based on improvement in tensile strength and modulus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1813-1815
Number of pages3
JournalAnnual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventANTEC 89 - 47th Annual Technical Conference of SPE - New York, NY, USA
Duration: May 1 1989May 4 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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