Preliminary study of the physical and mechanical properties of soya stalk flour/high density polyethylene composite

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The use of agriculture residues as filler in composites is increasing due to their strength, abundance and low cost. Soya stalks show promising renewable natural fiber. In polyethylene composites the physical and mechanical properties (flexural resistance, tensile, impacted absorbed energy, water uptake and thickness swelling) was examined at different composites. The results showed that, the mechanical properties increased with soya stalk content However, the physical properties have tended to decrease.

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