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Journal of Bionic Engineering

, Volume 5, Supplement 1, pp 28–33 | Cite as

Impact Response of Bamboo-Plastic Composites with the Properties of Bamboo and Polyvinylchloride (PVC)

  • Hui Wang
  • Rui Chang
  • Kui-chuan ShengEmail author
  • Mehrdad Adl
  • Xiang-qun Qian
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Abstract

This paper investigates the impacts of moisture content, granular size of bamboo particles and the proportion between bamboo and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) on the stability and mechanical properties of bamboo-plastic composites, which were made using virgin PVC with bamboo granule as filler. Composite panels which were made with higher moisture content of bamboo through hot-press moulding exhibited excellent dimensional stability. The tensile and flexural properties of the composites were optimal at 40 mesh granule size of bamboo. Dimensional stability and strength properties of the composites can be improved by increasing the polymer content.

Keywords

bamboo-plastic composites polyvinyl chloride dimensional stability mechanical properties 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hui Wang
    • 1
  • Rui Chang
    • 1
  • Kui-chuan Sheng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mehrdad Adl
    • 1
  • Xiang-qun Qian
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biosystems Engineering and Food ScienceZhejiang UniversityHangzhouP. R. China

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