Effect of Weathering on the Mechanical Properties of HDPE/Rice Straw Composite
In recent years, Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) has found widespread applications in the field of construction, decoration and furniture. In this work, the effect of weathering on the mechanical properties of WPC made from high density polyethylene (HDPE) and rice straw particles (RS) has been studied. Different loading of composite (20, 35 and 50% RS) were tested. Polyethylene wax (PE-wax) and UV-stabilizer were also added to assess their effect on the WPC composite.
J.J. Delaunay, J.H. Zhou and L. Lu
Y. M.S. El Shazly et al., "Effect of Weathering on the Mechanical Properties of HDPE/Rice Straw Composite", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 860, pp. 69-72, 2016