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metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
Issue Date: Jun-2010
metadata.dc.creator: CASTRO, Clívia Danúbia Pinho da Costa
DIAS, Carmen Gilda Barroso Tavares
FARIA, José de Assis Fonseca
Title: Production and evaluation of recycled polymers from açaí fibers
Citation: CASTRO, Clívia Danúbia Pinho da Costa; DIAS, Carmen Gilda Barroso Tavares; FARIA, José de Assis Fonseca. Production and evaluation of recycled polymers from açaí fibers. Materials Research, São Carlos, v. 13, n. 2, p. 159-163, jun. 2010. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 13 nov. 2015. <>.
Abstract: The possibility of recycling and the favorable mechanical properties of the products have encouraged the study and production of thermoplastic composites from natural fibrous waste. Açaí (cabbage palm) fiber, which is removed from the seed, has been slightly investigated, as compared to what is already known about the fruit pulp. In this study, the influence of açaí fiber as an element of reinforcement in recycled everyday usage thermoplastics using simple, low cost methodology was evaluated. Recycled matrixes of high impact polystyrene and polypropylene were molded by hot compression from which the fiber composites were obtained. The FTIR technique showed that the process was efficient in preventing degradation of the açaí fibers. The influence of the fiber on the mechanical behavior of the recycled matrixes was investigated by microscopic images of compression and impact tests. The results showed better impact performance for the fiber combined with the polymeric matrixes.
Keywords: Reciclagem
Fibra de açaí
Euterpe oleracea
Amazônia brasileira
ISSN: 1516-1439
metadata.dc.rights: Acesso Aberto
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