Failure Mechanism of Eco-Polymeric composites

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Processing and Engineering".

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Dear colleagues,

In the recent years, there is high demand to implement eco-polymeric composites in various industries. However, there are many limitations preventing the industries in adopting such materials and one of them is the lack of understanding to the failure mechanism of these new materials. Failure mechanism is one of the key factors in materials selection for machine/components’ design and applications. This special issue would cover the failure mechanism of different newly developed eco-polymeric composites under different loading conditions, i.e. mechanical, physical, environmental …etc., which would assist academic, environment, and industrial sectors.

Guest editors,

Dr. Belal Yousif
Prof. Dr. S. M. Sapuan
Prof. Dr. Joao Paulo Davim
Dr. Tze Chuen Yap
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Keywords

  • Eco-composites
  • Loading conditions
  • Failure mechanism
  • Strengthening of eco-composites

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Development and Characterization of Polypropylene Waste from Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)-Derived Char-Filled Sugar Palm Starch Biocomposite Briquettes
by M. M. Harussani, S. M. Sapuan, Umer Rashid and A. Khalina
Polymers 2021, 13(11), 1707; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13111707 - 24 May 2021
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Slow pyrolysis using a batch reactor at 450 °C was applied to the polypropylene (PP) powder derived from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) isolation gown waste to yield char briquettes, using sugar palm starch (SPS) and a manual hydraulic press. These studies are significant [...] Read more.
Slow pyrolysis using a batch reactor at 450 °C was applied to the polypropylene (PP) powder derived from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) isolation gown waste to yield char briquettes, using sugar palm starch (SPS) and a manual hydraulic press. These studies are significant because of reductions in plastic waste from the preparation of barbecue coal due to environmental sustainability. The results presented here include the physical, morphological, thermal, combustion, and mechanical properties of char when reinforced with various percentages of SPS loadings (0, 10, 20, 30, and 40%), which act as a matrix/binder to produce char/sugar palm starch (C/SPS) composites. The physical and morphological characteristics of C/SPS composites were determined using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). On the other hand, the thermal and combustion properties of the C/SPS briquettes were studied via thermogravimetric and bomb calorimeter analysis. The results show that the compressive strength of the briquettes increased as the SPS loading increased, whereas the higher heating values (HHV) reduced. The findings indicate that C-80/SPS-20 briquettes presented excellent combustion characteristics (1,761,430 J/g) with satisfactory mechanical strength (1.463 MPa) in the compression test. Thus, C-80/SPS-20 briquettes are the most suitable composites for domestic and commercial uses. Full article
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