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Title: Developments towards a more sustainable rotational moulding process
Authors: Monzón, M. D. 
Ortega, Z. 
Benítez, A. N. 
Ortega, F.
Díaz, N. 
Marrero Alemán, María Dolores 
UNESCO Clasification: 331210 Plásticos
331212 Ensayo de materiales
3322 Tecnología energética
Keywords: Banana fiber
Rotomoulding
Natural fiber
Issue Date: 2012
Journal: ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials
Abstract: Rotational molding is a method to produce hollow articles with relatively low internal stresses, being an economic alternative to other process such as blow or injection molding. However the availability of materials is limited to few plastics due to small market and difficulties in processing all materials suitable to be applied in other processes. An example of this is the use of natural fibers and biodegradable polymers, well known in injected plastic parts. This paper focuses on applying these new materials in rotational moulding for enabling high quality of natural composites and a more sustainable process. Natural fibers, extracted from the banana plant, are mixed with polyethylene under different ratios. Several mechanical tests and characterization of the processed samples with this natural fiber were carried out.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/42660
ISBN: 978-88-88785-33-2
Source: ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials
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