Some properties of composite panels manufactured from peach (Prunus persica) pits and polypropylene

Andrea Wechsler, Josefa Molina, Romina Cayumil, Mario Núñez Decap, Aldo Ballerini-Arroyo

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Abstract

In this research, the use of peach pits in polypropylene-based composites has been investigated. Specimens manufactured with 50% and 60% peach pits were evaluated and compared with a control sample manufactured with 60% radiata pine wood and polypropylene. Both composites filled with peach pits presented improved physical properties, and higher porosity than radiata pine wood-based composites. In addition, the peach pits-based composites showed lower mechanical properties than those made from pine particles. This difference increased when adding higher amounts of peach pits to the composites. The lower mechanical properties were attributed to the higher amount of extractives of the peach pits compared with pinewood.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107152
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Volume175
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Fibres
  • Mechanical testing
  • Physical properties
  • Polymer-matrix composites (PMCs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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