International Journal of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Technology of Wood
Editor-in-Chief: Faix, Oskar
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Effect of surface modification of beech wood flour on mechanical and thermal properties of poly (3-hydroxybutyrate)/wood flour composites
Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB), a biodegradable polymer from the polyhydroxyalkanoate biopolyester class, was filled with 20% beech wood flour (WF) to form completely biodegradable films. In the present study, the influence of surface modification of wood flour was investigated on the interfacial adhesion of PHB/WF composites. In addition to a hydrothermal pretreatment, sodium hydroxide and stearic acid were used as surface modifiers. Direct measurement of interfacial adhesion was carried out by mechanical testing and dynamic mechanical analysis. Thermal properties, degree of crystallinity of PHB/WF composites were determined by differential scanning calorimetry. Effects of sodium hydroxide and stearic acid treatment on the adhesion of PHB/WF interface were feeble when no hydrothermal pretreatment was applied. Nevertheless, surface modifiers applied on hydrothermally pretreated WF significantly improved the WF/PHB interface adhesion.
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