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Utilization of Flax Fiber with Recycled Tire Rubber in Biocomposite Material

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  RRV07131,  ASABE/CSBE North Central Intersectional Meeting. (doi: 10.13031/2013.24180) @2007
Authors:   Jimmy Fung, Satya Panigrahi, Sujata Panigrahi
Keywords:   Flax, Linear low density polyethylene, Recycled tire rubber, Biocomposite, Extrusion, Compression molding, Differential Scanning Calorimetry

Flax, which is known for its linens and oils that are used for industrial products, can also be utilized as a cost effective and environmentally acceptable approach to the creation of a partially biodegradable molded grade biocomposite. Biocomposite material is investigated by combining recycled tire rubber and flax with linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE). The manufacturing process which we used to fabricate our biocomposite product included Extrusion and Compression Molding. Our study involved optimizing and studying the composition percentages of the compounds being used. Moreover, we also observed the properties of the product by using tensile test, tearing test, water absorption test, hardness test and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC method).

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