Defect and Diffusion Forum, vol.410, pp.593-598, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
This paper is devoted to the study of the technological process for the production of tape from polyethylene and wood-polymer composite by extrusion. At the first stage, the wood-polymer composite granulate was obtained on a co-rotating twin-screw extruder. The tape was made on a Rheomex 19/25 PolyLab OS single-screw extruder with a barrel length L/D = 25. The processing temperature of the wood-polymer composite was in the range of 145 ... 160°C. The tensile strength and elasticity modulus in tension, water absorption per day and density were investigated for the developed wood-polymer composite and polyethylene. It has been found out that for the developed wood-polymer composite, the strength and elastic modulus along the stretch direction increase by 11% and 6%, respectively. Orientation stretching has a significant effect on the physical and mechanical properties of wood-polymer composites.