Preparation and study of Bio-Plastic from leaf palm Powder and its Cellulose Extraction with low density Poly Ethylene
ANBAR JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,
2010, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 208-222
AbstractTow bio environmental Composite where prepared by melting a mixture of polyethylene and a powder of leaf palm and cellulose which is laboratory extracted in a size of 125 µm and in (10, 20, 30) % with a low density poly ethylene (LDPE). Physical and Mechanical properties of these composite where studies including fatigue , stress-strain impact ,fracture, thermal conductivity, swelling in acidic and alkali media, also resistance to high solar radiation (UV) with 365 nm. In general two types of samples showed improved mechanical properties and thermal isolation (low conductivity) better than the standard plastic sample, However, the samples prepared with pure cellulose shows mechanical properties , resistance to moisture ,swell and weather conditions such as radiation(UV) better than the samples prepared from leaf palm powder and was less in the thermal isolation.
This study shows the possibility of using leaf palm to prepare a composite with poly ethylene to produce bio composite of Type of wood for the manufacture of plastic prefabricated houses eco-friendly.
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