|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||Investigation on Mechanical and Thermal Behaviors of PBAT/PLA Blend Reinforced with Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanosheets
||Marcio Bartolomei, Karina Carmo, Bianca Santos, Suellen Bartolomei, Rene Oliveira, Esperidiana Augusta Barretos Moura
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The aim of this study was to process and investigate the changes in the mechanical and morphological properties of the biodegradable nanocomposites based on polybutylene adipate-co-terephthalate (PBAT)/poly(latic acid) (PLA) blend (PBAT/PLA blend) due to the incorporation of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) nanosheets. The biodegradable polymeric nanocomposites were prepared by melting extrusion process using a twin-screw extruder machine. The influence of the RGO nanosheets incorporation on mechanical and thermal properties of PBAT/PLA blend was investigated by tensile Thermogravimetric (TG), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and Tensile test analysis. Results showed that incorporation of the small amount of RGO (0.1 wt. %) of RGO nanosheets in the blend matrix of PBAT/PLA, resulted in an important gain of mechanical properties of the blend. This result indicates that a very small amount of RGO nanosheets addition in the PBAT/PLA can lead to obtaining of materials with superior properties suitable for several industrial applications.