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On the interest of using degradable fillers in co-ground composite materials

Seyni, Abdoulaye and Le Bolay, Nadine and Molina-Boisseau, Sonia On the interest of using degradable fillers in co-ground composite materials. (2009) Powder Technology, vol. 190 (n°1-2). pp.176-184. ISSN 0032-5910

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2008.04.050

Abstract

The article presents the results of a study whose objective is to show the interest of using vegetable and biodegradable fillers in composite materials. The incorporation of fillers made up of starch in the synthetic polymeric matrix was carried out by co-grinding, a process supporting the dispersion of one component in another one and thus supporting the homogeneity of the composite properties. The follow-up of the particle size and morphology has permitted to identify how the composite is formed. We could note that co-grinding makes it possible to improve the mechanical properties of the composite material, not only through a better dispersion of the filler in the matrix, but also thanks to a modification of the interface properties. Finally a study on the material degradation in water has shown that the incorporation of a vegetable, degradable and cheap filler in the synthetic matrix and the application of co-grinding during an adapted time offer interesting water-resistant properties.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Article in Press. Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Powder technology website : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00325910
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
Other partners > Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1 - UJF (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
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Deposited By: Hélène Dubernard
Deposited On:17 Nov 2008 10:26

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