A modern approach in wood waste management: composites based on a novel copolyamide as matrix

Madalina Zanoaga1, Yevgen Mamunya2, Fulga Tanasa1, Volodymyr Myshak2, Raluca Darie1, Eugene Lebedev2

1 Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry Petru Poni , 41A Grigore Ghica Voda Alley, 700487 Iasi, Romania,
2 Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, 48 Kharkivske Shausse, 02160 Kiev, Ukraine

Abstract


In this study, the obtaining of some composite materials using wood chips as filler and a modified polyamidic polymer as thermoplastic matrix is presented. Characterization was carried out on composite samples by analysis of morphology, mechanical properties and thermal behaviour. It was observed that the tensile strength of composites decreased significantly with the increasing wood chips content. Still, even the bending strength is decreasing; it remains 2-8 times higher than that for the composites based on polyolefinic matrices. The thermal stability of the obtained composite materials is higher to that of the initial wood component.

Keywords


wood polymer composites (WPC); thermoplastic matrix; compression moulding; mechanical properties; waste control.

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