Károly Renner

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PLA/CaSO4 composites were prepared from uncoated and stearic acid coated filler particles in a wide composition range. The strength of interfacial adhesion was estimated quantitatively with three independent methods. Structure was characterized by DSC, XRD and SEM measurements, while mechanical properties by tensile and instrumented impact tests. The(More)
PLA biocomposites were prepared using three corn cob fractions and a wood fiber as reference. The composites were characterized by tensile testing, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and polarization optical microscopy (POM). Micromechanical deformation processes were followed by acoustic emission measurements. The different strength of the components was(More)
Blood serum fractions are hotly debated adjuvants in bone replacement therapies. In the present experiment, we coated demineralized bone matrices (DBM) with serum albumin and investigated stem cell attachment in vitro and bone formation in a rat calvaria defect model. In the in vitro experiments, we observed that significantly more cells adhere to the serum(More)
Biodegradable scaffolds are widely used to transplant stem cells into various tissues. Recent studies showed that living stem cells can be attached to the surface of absorbable sutures in vitro. Soaking the absorbable material polyglactin in a cell culture medium and thereby creating a stem cell biofilm on its surface may initiate the absorption process(More)
Thermoplastic starch (TPS)/wood composites were prepared from starch plasticized with 36 wt% glycerol. The components were homogenized by dry-blending, extruded and injection molded to tensile bars. Tensile properties, structure, deformation, water adsorption and shrinkage were determined as a function of wood content, which changed between 0 and 40 vol% in(More)
Blends were prepared from lignin and ethylene-vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymers to study the effect of hydrogen bonding interactions on compatibility and structure. The vinyl alcohol (VOH) content of the copolymers changed between 52 and 76 mol%, while the lignin content of the blends varied between 0 and 60 vol%. Low density polyethylene with 0 mol% VOH(More)
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