Mechanical properties of hybrid lignocellulosic fiber-filled acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) biocomposites

Chevali, Venkata S. and Nerenz, Brent A. and Ulven, Chad A. and Kandare, Everson (2015) Mechanical properties of hybrid lignocellulosic fiber-filled acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) biocomposites. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 54 (4). pp. 375-382. ISSN 0360-2559


Biocomposites compounded using acrylonitrile butadiene styrene with sunflower hull and distillers’ dried grains with soluble fibers were analyzed for their effectiveness in hybrid form to understand the combined effect of two fillers. The thermal and mechanical properties of the 20 wt.% fiber hybrid biocomposites were compared against the neat polymer. The biocomposites were processed using twin screw extrusion and injection molded as ASTM test specimens. The hybrid biocomposites showed marginal variations in thermal and physical properties, and showed near equivalent mechanical properties. The thermal and structural properties were attributed to the nonstructural and structural constituents of the fibers, respectively.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2016 04:19
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2016 05:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: injection molding; mechanical testing; micromechanics; polymer-matrix composites (PMCs); thermomechanical properties
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8606 Industrial Chemicals and Related Products > 860607 Plastic Products (incl. Construction Materials)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/03602559.2014.961078

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