Preparation and Characterization of Clay Exfoliation and Vegetal Fibre on Properties of Recycled Low Density Polyethylene

  • Amauche Cyprian Achusim-Udenko
  • Coida D. S. Renata
  • Francisco R. Valenzuela-Diaz
  • Gerald Okwuchi Onyedika
  • Moura E. B. Esperidiana
  • Martin Chidozie Ogwuegbu
  • Graca Valenzuela-Diaz
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


This work aims to incorporate Mgbee clay, vegetal fibre ( Costus afer ) in recycled low density polyethylene (rLDPE). The incorporation of clay and vegetal fibre in rLDPE was carried out using a twin screw extruder machine and the nano composites were obtained. The nano composites were characterized by the Young’s modules test, tensile tests, bending test, XRD, SEM, DSC, and TG and other properties evaluated. The results of morphological and thermal properties showed a good interaction between the clay, and rLDPE as compared to neat rLDPE.


Clay Recycled low density polyethylene Costus afer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amauche Cyprian Achusim-Udenko
    • 1
  • Coida D. S. Renata
    • 2
  • Francisco R. Valenzuela-Diaz
    • 2
  • Gerald Okwuchi Onyedika
    • 3
  • Moura E. B. Esperidiana
    • 4
  • Martin Chidozie Ogwuegbu
    • 3
  • Graca Valenzuela-Diaz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Science Laboratory TechnologyImo State PolytechnicOwerriNigeria
  2. 2.Universidade de São Paulo Escola PolitenicaSao PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryFederal University of TechnologyOwerriNigeria
  4. 4.Instituto de Pesquisas Energetics E Nucleares _IPEN-CNEN/SPSão PauloBrazil

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