Polymeric-composite Films from Polycaprolactone with Waste Poly (Ethylene Terephthalate) Monomers for Industrial Applications

Kokkarachedu Varaprasad, Cesar Saldias, Manuel Pariguana, Rotimi Sadiku
Journal of Material Science and Mechanical Engineering (JMSME) Print   unpublished
New polymeric composite films were synthesized by blending, via solvent evaporation method, biodegradable polycaprolactone and terephthalic acid. Terephthalic acid was synthesized from waste poly(ethylene terephthalate) and it was characterized by fourier transform infrared, thermogravimetric analysis, and differential scanning calorimetry. The resulted terephthalic was used to develop the polymeric composite film. The polymeric composite films developed will be useful in packaging and other
more » ... omedical, light weight polymeric materials for energy) applications.