Investigations on Tensile Properties of Waste Fillers Reinforced Composites

BODUR M. S. , Gülmez T. , DURADEMIR A.

7th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids (DSL 2011), Algarve, Portugal, 26 - 30 June 2011, pp.354-359 identifier identifier


In this study, low density polyethylene (LDPE) matrix composites were manufactured with the ratios of 20%, 30% and 40%wt hazelnut and peanut reinforcements as the natural fibers. Composite plates were manufactured by using a single screw extruder. Various tests and measurements are performed to obtain mechanical properties such as density, tensile strength (TS), Young's modulus (YM), failure strain (FS), impact strength (IS) etc. as well as the effect of maleic anhydride grafted resin as an additive with different ratios was investigated and the optimum composite content was obtained. This preliminary work showed that hazelnut and peanut fillers could be utilized with proper additives in order to produce the composite materials with good physical and mechanical properties.