Evaluating the mechanical properties of reinforced LDPE composites made with carbon fibres recovered via solvothermal processing


Carbon fibre was recovered from a thermoset composite via a solvo-thermal process and used as reinforcement in low density polyethylene (LDPE). The oxidized recovered carbon fibres have shown better properties than original non-oxidized fibres. The best interactions between the continuous and dispersed phases were found using 3-aminopropyl-trimetoxysilane and experimentally synthesized polyalkenyl-polymaleic anhydride based polymers. The tensile strength of the prepared composites nearly doubled when 3-aminopropyl-trimetoxysilane was used as compatibilizer, in comparison to the composites prepared without additives. Based on infrared analysis, a chemical reaction has been proposed between –COOH groups of compatibilizers and the –OH groups of the carbon fibre surface for the best composites.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.04.003
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: © 2015, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Full Text Link: http://eprints. ... se.ac.uk/87640/
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2015-09
Authors: Yildirir, Eyup
Miskolczi, Norbert
Onwudili, Jude ( 0000-0002-5355-9970)
Nemeth, N.E
Williams, Paul T.
Soja, J.

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