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Characterization of various kinds of paper as reinforcement for biodegradable polymer composites; pp. 40–44

Full article in PDF format | doi: 10.3176/proc.2009.1.07

Authors
Dace Cerpakovska, Martins Kalnins, Velta Tupureina, Anda Dzene

Abstract
Some structural characteristics and properties of a diverse paper selection were studied with the aim to create biodegradable polymer composites for packaging materials. Paper in such composites would serve as a reinforcement and biodegradable polymer as a matrix. Tensile and tear properties of the tested papers depended not only on paper density (or void content) but also on some other paper structure features. As polymers for composite production are applied from solution, the impact of solvent on the mechanical properties of paper was investigated.
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