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Volume 249, 20182018 5th International Conference on Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing (ICMMM 2018)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Functional Material Design and Development|
|Published online||10 December 2018|
Mechanical and Dynamic Characterization of Sustainable Composites Based on Food Packaging Waste
1 Production Engineering Department, Alexandria University, 21544, Alexandria, Egypt
2 Textile Engineering Department, Alexandria University, 21544, Alexandria, Egypt
Composites made from food packaging waste are recently introduced to the industry as promising materials that aim to reduce the environmental waste and to develop cost effective products. They possess good physical properties, which makes them potential competitors to wood based composite structures such as commercial particleboard (PB), and medium density fiberboard (MDF). Despite the expected advantages, the mechanical and dynamic behaviour of this genuine structure still needs to be studied and tested to evaluate its suitability for light weight structure applications. Experimental modal analysis is conducted on specimens made of food packaging waste, sandwich structured packaging waste with woven glass-fiber skin, MDF and PB. The dynamic testing results show superior damping ratio for the food packaging waste composites compared to the wood-based specimens. Natural frequencies exhibit comparable dynamic stiffness with respect to MDF, and PB. Further investigation has been made to evaluate both the modulus of rapture and the static stiffness of the material by conducting flexural tests on all specimens. Sandwich structure produced from food packaging waste and veneered with woven glass-fiber fabric exhibit excellent magnitudes for the modulus of rupture in addition the highest damping ratio.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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