DEVELOPMENT OF BASALT FIBRE AND MONTMORILLONITE NANOPARTICLE CO-REINFORCED POLY(LACTIC-ACID) MATRIX HYBRID COMPOSITES

1,2 MÉSZÁROS László
Co-authors:
1 GONDA Bence
Institutions:
1 Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Műegyetem rkp. 3, H-1111 Budapest, Hungary. meszaros@pt.bme.hu
2 MTA–BME Research Group for Composite Science and Technology, Muegyetem rkp. 3., H-1111 Budapest, Hungary
Conference:
9th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, October 18th - 20th 2017
Proceedings:
Proceedings 9th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
Pages:
212-217
ISBN:
978-80-87294-81-9
ISSN:
2694-930X
Published:
8th March 2018
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

Sustainable development is still in the focus of researchers. One of the most important problems to be solved is the fate of waste. In the case of polymer technology, one solution could be the application of compostable polymers, like poly(lactic-acid) (PLA). These materials are often comingled with other components, which widens their applicability. In this case, after composting, residual materials can remain, which damage the environment. One solution for this problem is to apply additives and reinforcing materials from natural resources. On the other hand, nowadays several types of nano and micro reinforcing materials are used in polymer composite applications. Besides the generally applied micro-sized reinforcements, nanosized materials may have a good complementary effect on the properties of the composites. In this study, we investigated the effects of basalt fibre as a natural resource-based micro fibre and untreated natural montmorillonite as a natural nanoparticle on the mechanical and morphological properties of PLA.

Keywords: poly(lactic-acid), hybrid composite, basalt fibre, montmorillonite
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