Functionalization , Compatibilization and Properties of Polyolefin Composites with Natural Fibers

@inproceedings{Pracella2010FunctionalizationC,
  title={Functionalization , Compatibilization and Properties of Polyolefin Composites with Natural Fibers},
  author={Mariano Pracella and Md. Minhaz-Ul Haque and Vera Alvarez},
  year={2010}
}
The article is focused on analyzing the effect of functionalization and reactive processing on the morphological, thermal, rheological and mechanical properties of composites of isotactic polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), poly(ethylene-vinyl acetate) (EVA), with cellulose fibers, hemp or oat as natural fillers. Both polymers and fibers were modified with bi-functional monomers (glycidyl methacrylate, GMA; maleic anhydride, MA) capable of facilitating chemical reactions between the… CONTINUE READING