Bioloģiski noārdāmi polibutilēna sukcināta koka-plastmasas kompozīti ar uzlabotām ekspluatācijas īpašībām
Summary of the Doctoral Thesis
Oskars Platnieks, Riga Technical University, Latvia
The author of the Thesis uses bio-based PBS and cellulose from renewable circular resources to develop sustainable composite materials. The PBS/cellulose composites must fulfil demanding properties during materials application, while retaining high dimensional stability and mechanical properties. In addition, after the life cycle ends, it is expected that the composite will rapidly desintegrate in the soil. This is achieved using a hydrophobic PBS matrix that offers excellent ductility and rigid cellulose particles with excellent reinforcement capabilities. Cellulose fillers have exceptional morphology that can be tailored by mechanical and chemical processing to a specific size, while surface chemistry can be adjusted with modification methods or compatibilizers.