Investigation of the Water–Based Ink Hold onto the Thermoplastic Composites Reinforced with Sisal Fibers
Received Date: May 01, 2020; Published Date: May 13, 2020
In this study, the surface adhesion of the ink on composite materials was examined. For this purpose, composite materials were produced by adding polypropylene, thus polyethylene thermoplastic matrices were reinforced with sisal fibres. After the production of composites, the screenprinting process using water-based ink was applied to composite surfaces to investigate printing performance. As a result of these applications, the printability of the PE was found to be better than the PP. Also, the ink was adhered to the surface by forming a bond with the composite surface at polyethylene materials, but meanwhile not being able to hold onto the polypropylene composite surface.
Keywords: Sisal; Polypropylene; Polyethylene; Composite materials; Printability