Corn-Bran: Alternative Cellulosic Filler for Polypropylene


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CAN B. N. , KUMAN A., GÖZÜTOK C., ÖZKOÇ G.

32nd International Conference of the Polymer-Processing-Society (PPS), Lyon, France, 25 - 29 July 2016, vol.1914 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1914
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.5016764
  • City: Lyon
  • Country: France
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this study, the use-ability of corn bran (CB) as a reinforcing filler in polypropylene (PP) matrix was investigated. The properties of CB/PP composites were compared with wood fiber (WF) filled PP composites. In order to enhance the interfacial adhesion, maleated-PP (PP-g-MAH) (MaPP) was used. The CB/PP and WF/PP composites were compounded in an Xplore laboratory compounder. The CB/PP/MaPP and WF/PP/MaPP composites were characterized by tensile test, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thennogravimetric analysis (TGA) and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA). The morphology investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). It was shown that corn bran can be an alternative candidate to be used as a reinforcing natural filler source for thermoplastic composites.