Year 2019, Volume 3 , Issue 0, Pages 112 - 116 2019-12-31

Development of Reinforced Composites Containing Tea Tree Oil and Propolis for the Treatment of Horse Hoof Cracks

Kamila SOBKOWİAK [1] , Tomasz GOZDEK [2] , Mustafa KARABOYACI [3]

The aim of the study was the evaluation of properties of variously composed composite materials based on
polyurethane filled with tea tree oil (TTO) and addition of other ingredients. The tea tree oil/cyclodextrin inclusion
complex was prepared by using the ‘Paste method’ described in Shrestha, M and others. (2017) (Shrestha et al. 2017). To
analyse the properties of composite materials following testing methods were conducted: density, tensile strength,
compression test, impact resistance. In the study, pursued in the Lodz University of Technology in Poland, thirteen
materials with different percentile content of additives: TTO/β-CD, propolis, TTO/β-CD/Propolis, TTO were prepared
and tested to establish the most favourable characteristics. Properties of sample containing Tea tree oil/ β-
cyclodextrin/Propolis were the most satisfying and were assumed to be accurate in fulfilling the role of the hoof crack
filler the best in the first study. With the higher amount of the additive the mechanical properties weakened preventing
the use of the product in the hoof cracks.

polyurethane, tea tree oil, cyclodextrin, propolis, encapsulation, hoof cracks
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Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering, Chemical
Journal Section Research Articles

Orcid: 0000-0002-3219-1695
Author: Kamila SOBKOWİAK
Country: Poland

Author: Tomasz GOZDEK
Country: Poland

Orcid: 0000-0001-9710-900X
Author: Mustafa KARABOYACI
Country: Turkey


Publication Date : December 31, 2019

APA Sobkowiak, K , Gozdek, T , Karaboyacı, M . (2019). Development of Reinforced Composites Containing Tea Tree Oil and Propolis for the Treatment of Horse Hoof Cracks . Bilge International Journal of Science and Technology Research , ICONST 2019 , 112-116 . DOI: 10.30516/bilgesci.647669