|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||K-104: Mechanical and Morphological Properties of Hybrid Composites Based on Recycled LDPE/EVA Blend Reinforced with Clay and Babassu Fiber Residues
||Caroline Tamura, Marcio Andrade, Mariana Arantes, Karina Carmo, Bianca Santos, Rene Oliveira, Esperidiana Augusta Barretos Moura
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Over the years the consumption of plastic products made of conventional polymers has produced a large amount of waste which has led to disposal problems in the worldwide. Among the alternatives to minimize these problems are the reuse and recycling practices. Then, the recycling of plastic and the use of recycled to produce new materials reinforced with nanoparticle from natural resource can be an alternative to reduce the inappropriate waste disposal. The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of the addition of clay and non-treated babassu fiber residues on the mechanical and morphological properties of composite based on recycled LDPE/EVA blend. Composite materials containing 1 -3 wt. % of babassu residues and 1 wt. % of clay were prepared using a twin-screw extruder machine and flat die single extrusion process, in order to prepare hybrid composites sheets. The sheets prepared by recycled LDPE/EVA blend and its composites were characterized by tensile tests, XRD, and FE-SEM analysis and the correlation between properties was discussed.