CHARACTERISTICS OF BIO-COMPOSITES PREPARED
FROM POLYPROPYLENE AND CELLULOSE MICROFIBRILS
D. M. Panaitescu, Z. Vuluga, M. Iorga, C. Radovici, M. Ghiurea, D.
Abstract. Bio(nano)composites obtained by melt mixing polypropylene with
microcrystalline and microfibrillated cellulose have been studied. The
influence of cellulose reinforcement on morphological characteristics and
physico-mechanical properties of biocomposites has also been evaluated.
The treatment of cellulose microfibrils are found to influence the
properties of final biocomposites.