Utilization of Recycled Polypropylene for Production of Eco-composite Reinforced with Leaf Sheath Fiber of Betel-Nut Plant
Modern Chemistry
Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 59-66
Received: Oct. 27, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 3, 2016; Published: Jan. 17, 2017
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Pathik Shah, Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Vatva GIDC, Ahmedabad, India
Rataram Prajapati, Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Vatva GIDC, Ahmedabad, India
Bornali Dey, Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Vatva GIDC, Ahmedabad, India
Dipsankar Maiti, Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Vatva GIDC, Ahmedabad, India
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Abstract
The interface modification of leaf sheath fiber of betel nut was accomplished by NaOH & Silane coupling agent. The chemically treated (alkaline and silane) fibers are analyzed by FT-IR. The incorporation of these bio-fibers with Recycled Polypropylene (5-20%wt fiber) was carried out by twin screw extruder. The standard test specimens were prepared by injection molding. Mechanical and thermal characteristics of the blends systems were studied to evaluate the effect of chemically treated fibers content on recycled polypropylene. It has been found that as there is a decrease in tensile strength and elongation, the tensile modulus was found to be increased with the chemically treated fiber content. There is a good dispersion of both type treated fibers materials in recycled PP matrix result in an expansion in their use into more diverse, and technically demanding, application areas. Biodegradability (Soil Burial Test), properties of green composite is also tested. It suggest that these Eco-composite moderately biodegradable. This research paper seeks to provide use of recycled pp with non-food renewable material and consider the environmental and economic benefits of the materials.
Keywords
Biocomposites, Mechanical Strength, Recycled Polypropylene, Mercerization and Silanation
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Pathik Shah, Rataram Prajapati, Bornali Dey, Dipsankar Maiti, Utilization of Recycled Polypropylene for Production of Eco-composite Reinforced with Leaf Sheath Fiber of Betel-Nut Plant, Modern Chemistry. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2016, pp. 59-66. doi: 10.11648/j.mc.20160406.12
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