Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(2), 107-119; doi:10.3390/ijms9020107
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Determination of Thermal Properties and Morphology of Eucalyptus Wood Residue Filled High Density Polyethylene Composites

Department of Forest Industry Engineering, Kahramanmaras Sutcuimam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
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Received: 16 January 2008; Accepted: 25 February 2008 / Published: 4 February 2008
(This article belongs to the Section Material Sciences and Nanotechnology)
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Abstract: Thermal behaviors of eucalyptus wood residue (EWR) filled recycled high density polyethylene (HDPE) composites have been measured applying the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Morphology of the materials was also studied using scanning electron microscope (SEM). Addition of the EWR into the recycled HDPE matrix reduced the starting of degradation temperature. EWR filled recycled HDPE had two main decomposition peaks, one for EWR around 350 °C and one for recycled HDPE around 460 °C. Addition of EWR did not affect the melting temperature of the recycled HDPE. Morphological study showed that addition of coupling agent improved the compatibility between wood residue and recycled HDPE.
Keywords: Thermogravimetric analysis; differential scanning calorimetry; scanning electron microscope; high density polyethylene; coupling agent.

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Mengeloglu, F.; Kabakci, A. Determination of Thermal Properties and Morphology of Eucalyptus Wood Residue Filled High Density Polyethylene Composites. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9, 107-119.

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Mengeloglu F, Kabakci A. Determination of Thermal Properties and Morphology of Eucalyptus Wood Residue Filled High Density Polyethylene Composites. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2008; 9(2):107-119.

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Mengeloglu, Fatih; Kabakci, Ayse. 2008. "Determination of Thermal Properties and Morphology of Eucalyptus Wood Residue Filled High Density Polyethylene Composites." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 9, no. 2: 107-119.

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