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Accelerated weathering and decay resistance of heat-treated wood reinforced polypropylene composites

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dc.contributor.author Can, Ahmet
dc.contributor.author Altuntaş, Ertuğrul
dc.contributor.author Aydemir, Deniz
dc.contributor.author Alsan, Mizgin
dc.contributor.author Sivrikaya, Hüseyin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-02T06:38:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-02T06:38:00Z
dc.date.issued 2019-10-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11772/1872
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to determine the accelerated weathering and decay resistance of the heattreated wood reinforced polypropylene composites (HT-WPC). Polypropylene (PP) was used as a matrix and the heat-treated wood treated at 180 °C and 220 °C as reinforcement fi ller. The effect of three fi ller type, such as 40, 60 and 100 mesh, on the outdoor performance of composites was also investigated. The composites were prepared with twin screw extruder, and the test samples were obtained with compression molding. Lightness index (L*), color changes (ΔE*) and physical changes on the surface of the composites after the accelerated weathering, and decay resistance of the composites were investigated. According to the results, the effects of heat-treated wood on color changes were found to be more than its fi ller size, and while the fi ller loadings were increased from 5 % to 20 %, it was determined to increase the color changes of the composites. In scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images, crack formation and deterioration on the surface of the composites were determined. In FTIR spectra, no difference was determined between the composites, and all peaks were similar to each one. The addition of heattreated wood improved the antifungal effi ciency of the composite, and the mass losses decreased with the increasing of heat treatment temperature. As a result, adding heat-treated wood to PP was found to improve the outdoor performance of the HT-WPCs. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Drvna Industrija en_US
dc.relation.isversionof https://doi.org/10.5552/drvind.2019.1851 en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.subject Heat-treated wood en_US
dc.subject Thermoplastics en_US
dc.subject Polypropylene (PP) en_US
dc.subject Wood polymer composites en_US
dc.title Accelerated weathering and decay resistance of heat-treated wood reinforced polypropylene composites en_US
dc.title.alternative Ubrzano izlaganje polipropilenskih kompozita ojačanih pregrijanim drvom vremenskim utjecajima i otpornost na propadanje en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.relation.journal Drvna Industrija en_US
dc.contributor.department Bartın Üniversitesi, Orman Fakültesi, Orman Endüstri Mühendisliği Bölümü en_US
dc.identifier.volume 70 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 3 en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 279 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 285 en_US


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