Hybrid polymer composites made of sugarcane bagasse fibres and disposed rubber particles

Pablo Resende Oliveira, Sergio Luiz Moni Ribeiro Filho, Tulio Hallak Panzera, Andre Luis Christoforo, Luís Miguel Pereira Durão, Fabrizio Scarpa

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Abstract

This work describes a novel hybrid polymer composite made from sugarcane bagasse and discarded rubber particles. A 25
full factorial design is performed to identify the effects of bagasse fibres and rubber particles on the physical and mechanical
properties of the composites. The mechanical properties are evaluated by tensile and compression tests, and the physical
properties by apparent porosity, water absorption and bulk density. The mechanical and physical properties are substantially
affected by the amount and size of the rubber particles. The length and treatment of bagasse fibres affect the stiffness and
strength of the composites with less contribution. The presence of sugarcane bagasse increases the compressive toughness
of hybrid composites.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalPolymers and Polymer Composites
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • recycling
  • thermosetting matrix
  • mechanical properties
  • physical properties
  • statistical properties
  • statistical methods

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