Vigilancia tecnológica

Vigilancia Tecnológica

The Impact of Wood Waste on the Properties of Silicone-Based Composites

The impact of wood waste on the mechanical and biological properties of silicone-based composites was investigated using wood waste from oak, hornbeam, beech, and spruce trees. The density, abrasion resistance, resilience, hardness, and static tensile properties of the obtained WPC (wood–plastic composites) were tested. The results revealed slight changes in the density, increased abrasion resistance, decreased resilience, increased hardness, and decreased strain at break and stress at break compared with untreated silicone. The samples also showed no cytotoxicity to normal human dermal fibroblast, NHDF. The possibility of using prepared composites as materials to create structures on the seabed was also investigated by placing samples in a marine aquarium for one week and then observing sea algae growth.

Fecha publicación: 22/12/2020

Autor: Maciej Mrówka

Referencia: doi: 10.3390/polym13010007

MDPI (polymers)

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