Investigation of Long Cellulose Fibre Reinforced and Injection Moulded Poly(lactic acid) Biocomposites

  • Sándor Hajba Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem, Gépészmérnöki Kar, Polimertechnika Tanszék
  • Tamás Tábi, PhD
Keywords: poly(lactic acid), biopolymer, biocomposite, cellulose fiber, injection moulding

Abstract

We investigated injection moulded composites of a polylactic acid matrix reinforced with cellulose fibers. We produced long fiber reinforced granules (preforms) with the use of two technologies: extrusion coating and film stacking. We examined the effect of fiber reinforcement and manufacturing technology on the properties of the composites. 30 wt% fiber reinforcement caused an increase in both strength and modulus compared to the reference PLA, and we also managed to improve creep resistance.

Published
2018-09-19
How to Cite
Hajba, S. and Tábi, T. (2018) “Investigation of Long Cellulose Fibre Reinforced and Injection Moulded Poly(lactic acid) Biocomposites”, Acta Technica Jaurinensis, 11(3), pp. pp. 150-164. doi: 10.14513/actatechjaur.v11.n3.469.
Section
Vehicle, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics