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Effect of coupling agent on the mechanical properties of flame retardant PP/ATH nanocomposites

Sabaruddin, Fatimah A’thiyah and Samat, Noorasikin (2013) Effect of coupling agent on the mechanical properties of flame retardant PP/ATH nanocomposites. Advanced Materials Research, 812. pp. 241-245. ISSN 1022-6680

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Polymer nanocomposites containing polypropylene (PP) as the polymer matrix and nanofiller aluminium hydroxide (ATH) as the flame retardant filler were compounded with various loading of maleic anhydride grafted polypropylene, MAPP (0, 1, 2, 3, 5 wt %). All materials were mixed using melt mixing process and were further prepared using an injection moulding machine. The mechanical performances of the samples were characterized using tensile and impact tests. Improvements were observed for the tensile and impact properties of the PP/ATH samples after being loaded with MAPP. MAPP loading of 1 wt % was determined to be the optimum content of coupling agent addition as this loading enabled the best performance of the nanocomposite in tensile and impact tests. Different morphologies of the fracture surfaces for all samples were characterized using FESEM analysis.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4029/31696
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maleic Anhydride Grafted Polypropylene (MAPP), Polypropylene (PP), Nanofiller Aluminium Hydroxide (ATH), Coupling Agent, Mechanical Properties
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Noorasikin Samat
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2013 10:20
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 14:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/31696

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