Particulate composites based on poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) biopolymers have been formulated. Silver skin (SSK), the by-product derived from the roasting of coffee beans, has been milled to micrometric size and added up to a 30 wt% of loading, without any previous treatment. The dynamic mechanical properties of the composites have been investigated, as well as the stability toward UV and IR radiation. The filler improves some mechanical properties such as the elastic modulus (E′) mostly in PBS. Photoaging experiments demonstrate that SSK, due to its polyphenols content and antioxidant activity, is able to protect both PLA and PBS from UV degradation, highlighting an added value of SSK waste-based composites.

Durability of biopolymeric composites formulated with fillers from a by-product of coffee roasting

Sisti L.;Totaro G.;Rosato A.;Bozzi Cionci N.;Di Gioia D.;Saccani A.
2022

Abstract

Particulate composites based on poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) biopolymers have been formulated. Silver skin (SSK), the by-product derived from the roasting of coffee beans, has been milled to micrometric size and added up to a 30 wt% of loading, without any previous treatment. The dynamic mechanical properties of the composites have been investigated, as well as the stability toward UV and IR radiation. The filler improves some mechanical properties such as the elastic modulus (E′) mostly in PBS. Photoaging experiments demonstrate that SSK, due to its polyphenols content and antioxidant activity, is able to protect both PLA and PBS from UV degradation, highlighting an added value of SSK waste-based composites.
Sisti L.; Totaro G.; Rosato A.; Bozzi Cionci N.; Di Gioia D.; Barbieri L.; Saccani A.
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