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Physical and Mechanical Properties of Polymer Composite Materials Based on Olive Husk Flour

Amar Boukerrou*, Dalila Hammiche, Djidjelli Hocine, Hassina Aouat

Laboratory of Advanced Polymer Materials, Department of Process Engineering, University Abderrahmane Mira, Route de Targa-Ouzemmour, Bejaia 06000, Algeria

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Journal of Renewable Materials 2014, 2(4), 249-257.


The lack of compatibility between cellulose fi bers and some polymers, such as thermoplastics, is due on one hand to the hydrophilic nature of the vegetable fi bers and on the other hand to the hydrophobic character of the matrix. This incompatibility induces bad dispersion of the fi bers and the formation of a heterogeneous material with mechanical properties which are not very satisfactory. The scope of this article is to describe the possibility of using Olive Husk Flour (OHF) as reinforcement in the elaboration of a composite material based on polyvinyl chloride (PVC). In this context, we used the PVC-g-MA as compatibilizer and investigated the effect of the loading and the effect of treatment on the mechanical properties and thermal behavior of these composites; the structures have also been characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD).


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Boukerrou, A., Hammiche, D., Hocine, D., Aouat, H. (2014). Physical and Mechanical Properties of Polymer Composite Materials Based on Olive Husk Flour. Journal of Renewable Materials, 2(4), 249–257.

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