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Eco-friendly foam biocomposites based on cellulose extracted from date palm leaves and low-density polyethylene

Abstract : The design of composite materials using environmentally compatible materials and adopting sustainable preparation techniques are highly required for a better environment. The present study is a step towards developing an environment friendly alternative to foam-based composites. The aim of the study is to know the effect of natural fibers from date palm on the property of foam biocomposites. We adopted an environment friendly method of compatibilization between the polymer and the fibers for better reinforcement. The compatibility was done by environment-friendly physical modification using plasma treatment. Plasma treatment provides surface modification and this is an economical solution for further processing. In fact three types of interfaces have been created: 1) by the addition of maleic anhydride, 2) use of plasma treated LDPE, 3) the combination of maleic anhydride and plasma. The overall performance was the best by the use of plasma treatment alone. The effect was carefully analyzed based on the morphological, mechanical and thermal studies. Finally, morphology-property correlation was established
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Hanna Maria, Adriaan, Luyt, Anton Popelka, Ange Nzihou, Vladimir Valentinovich Egorov, et al.. Eco-friendly foam biocomposites based on cellulose extracted from date palm leaves and low-density polyethylene. Functional Composites and Structures, 2020, 2 (4), pp.1-13. ⟨10.1088/2631-6331/abbb10⟩. ⟨hal-02954399⟩



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