Properties of Recycled Polycarbonate/Waste Silk and Cotton Fiber Polymer Composites

Tasdemir M., Kocak D. , USTA İ. , Akalin M., Merdan N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS, cilt.57, sa.8, ss.797-805, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 57 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00914030802089138
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.797-805


Polymer-based composite structures have advantages over many other materials. The most important advantage is the higher mechanical properties obtained from the composites when supported by fiber reinforcement. The mechanical and thermal properties of fiber-reinforced composite structures are affected by the amount of fibers in the structures, orientation of the fibers and fiber length. Silk and cotton fibers are used in many fields but especially in clothing and textiles. However, there is not enough research on their usage as reinforcement fibers in composite structures. Silk fibers as a textile material have better physical and mechanical properties than other animal fibers. The improvement of the mechanical and physical properties of the composite structures allows them to be used in many areas. From economical, technological and environmental points of view, the improvement of mechanical and physical properties of polymeric materials are receiving much attention in recent studies.