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dc.contributor.authorEspinach, Francesc X.
dc.contributor.authorEspinosa, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorReixach Corominas, Rafel
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorMutje, Pere
dc.contributor.authorTarrés, Quim
dc.identifier.citationEspinach, F.X.; Espinosa, E.; Reixach, R.; Rodríguez, A.; Mutjé, P.; Tarrés, Q. Study on the Macro and Micromechanics Tensile Strength Properties of Orange Tree Pruning Fiber as Sustainable Reinforcement on Bio-Polyethylene Compared to Oil-Derived Polymers and Its Composites. Polymers 2020, 12, 2206.
dc.description.abstractAgroforestry creates value but also a huge amount of waste outside its value chain. Tree pruning is an example of such a low value waste, that is typically discarded or incinerated in the fields or used to recover energy. Nonetheless, tree prunings are rich in wood fibers that can be used as polymer reinforcement. Although there are some bio-based polymers, the majority of industries use oil-based ones. The election of the materials is usually based on a ratio between properties and cost. Bio-based polymers are more expensive than oil-based ones. This work shows how a bio-polyethylene matrix can be reinforced with fibers from orange tree prunings to obtain materials with notable tensile properties. These bio-based materials can show a balanced cost due to the use of a cheap reinforcement with an expensive matrix. The matrix used showed a tensile strength of 18.65 MPa, which reached 42.54 MPa after the addition of 50 wt.% of reinforcement. The obtained values allow the use of the studied composite to replace polypropylene and some of its composites under tensile loads. © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel,
dc.publisherMDPI AGes
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.titleStudy on the macro and micromechanics tensile strength properties of orange tree pruning fiber as sustainable reinforcement on bio-polyethylene compared to oil-derived polymers and its compositeses
dc.subject.keywordMaterial compuestoes
dc.subject.keywordPropiedades mecánicases
dc.subject.keywordFibra vegetales
dc.subject.keywordResistencia mecánicaes
dc.subject.keywordMaterial Compuesto de Raiz Polimérica (PMC)es
dc.subject.keywordReciclaje - Construcciónes
dc.subject.keywordEconomía circulares
dc.subject.keywordMaterial de construcciónes
dc.subject.unesco3313.04 Material de Construcciónes
dc.subject.unesco3312.08 Propiedades de Los Materialeses
dc.subject.unesco3312.12 Ensayo de Materialeses
dc.subject.unesco3308.02 Residuos Industrialeses
dc.subject.unesco3312.09 Resistencia de Materialeses
dc.subject.unesco3106.05 Productoses
dc.subject.unesco2206.10 Polímeroses
dc.subject.unesco2211.02 Materiales Compuestoses

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