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      Sustainable Biocomposites from Recycled Bale Wrap Plastic and Agave Fiber: Processing and Property Evaluation

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          Plastic recycling to make sustainable materials is considered one of the biggest initiatives toward a greener environment and socioeconomic development. This research aims to investigate the properties of a blend of recycled bale wrap linear low-density polyethylene (rLLDPE) and polypropylene (PP) (rLLDPE/PP 50:50 wt % matrix), which was further reinforced with 25 wt % agave fiber prepared by injection-molding. Different ratios of a combined industrial compatibilizer (maleic anhydride-grafted PP/PE) were used (1–3 wt %), which were compared with a synthesized compatibilizer made from maleic anhydride–PP/rLLDPE in terms of mechanical and thermomechanical properties of the biocomposites. Incorporation of the compatibilizer in the composite improved the interfacial adhesion between the hydrophobic matrix and the hydrophilic agave fiber, which further increased the mechanical properties and heat deflection temperature of the composite. Scanning electron microscopy showed enhanced compatibility and adhesion between the fiber and the matrix by inclusion of 2 wt % compatibilizer. The synthesized compatibilizer-blended composite showed better mechanical properties than the industrial one, which indicates the potential application of this composite (around 62% recycled material) in the manufacture of packaging materials and commodity products.

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                Journal
                ACS Omega
                ACS Omega
                ao
                acsodf
                ACS Omega
                American Chemical Society
                2470-1343
                19 January 2021
                02 February 2021
                : 6
                : 4
                : 2856-2864
                Affiliations
                []Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre, Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph , Crop Science Building, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
                []School of Engineering, University of Guelph , Thornbrough Building, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
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                10.1021/acsomega.0c05186
                7860101
                © 2021 The Authors. Published by American Chemical Society

                This is an open access article published under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial No Derivative Works (CC-BY-NC-ND) Attribution License, which permits copying and redistribution of the article, and creation of adaptations, all for non-commercial purposes.

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