PubMed: Reprocessing Possibilities of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate)-Hemp Fiber Composites Regarding the Material and Product Quality

PubMed: Reprocessing Possibilities of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate)-Hemp Fiber Composites Regarding the Material and Product Quality

Materials (Basel). 2023 Dec 22;17(1):55. doi: 10.3390/ma17010055.

ABSTRACT

An important issue addressed in research on the assessment of the quality of polymer products is the quality of the polymer material itself and, in accordance with the idea of waste-free management, the impact of its repeated processing on its properties and the quality of the products. In this work, a biocomposite, based on poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) with short hemp fibers, was obtained and repeatedly processed, which is a continuation of the research undertaken by the team in the field of this type of biocomposites. After subsequent stages of processing, the selected mechanical, processing and functional properties of the products were assessed. For this purpose, microscopic tests were carried out, mechanical properties were tested in static tensile and impact tests, viscosity curves were determined after subsequent processing cycles and changes in plastic pressure in the mold cavity were determined directly during processing. The results of the presented research confirm only a slight decrease in the mechanical properties of the produced type of biocomposite, even after it has been reprocessed five times, which gives extra weight to arguments for its commercialization as a substitute for petrochemical-based plastics. No significant changes were found in the used parameters and processing properties with the stages of processing, which allows for a predictable and stable manufacturing process using, for example, the injection molding process.

PMID:38203909 | DOI:10.3390/ma17010055

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