Mechanical behaviour evaluation of arboform material samples by bending deflection test

Dumitru Nedelcu, Loredana Santo, Antonio Gabriel Santos, Simona Plavanescu Mazurchevici

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The low biodegradability of petroleum-based plastic materials led to the search for novel biodegradable plastics. In this way, a team of German researchers developed, produced and marketed a material that can help the environment, in terms of 100% biodegradability and renewability, contributing to a more efficient use of resources. The trade name proposed by the team is "liquid wood" and is a high-quality thermoplastic material. It brings together the wood and plastics processing industries, in order to make products with complex design geometry and to process warm material wood (lignin and natural fibers) using the same technique and equipments just like for conventional thermoplastic materials. This paper presents analyses of bending test behavior in case of Arboform L, V3 Nature -"liquid wood" (A-LW) and Arboform reinforced with Aramid Fibers (A-LWAF). The results were compared with technical literature and some plastic materials in case of requirement for greater stiffness of material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-426
Number of pages4
JournalMateriale Plastice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • Arboform
  • Bending strength
  • Bending test
  • Flexural modulus


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