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Influence of halloysite nanotubes hybridized with kenaf core fibers on the physical and mechanical properties of low density polyethylene/thermoplastic sago starch blends

Sarifuddin, Norshahida and Ismail, Hanafi and Ahmad, Zuraida (2014) Influence of halloysite nanotubes hybridized with kenaf core fibers on the physical and mechanical properties of low density polyethylene/thermoplastic sago starch blends. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 53. pp. 107-113. ISSN 1525-6111 (O), 0360-2559 (P)

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Abstract

In this work, halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) were hybridized with kenaf core fibers (KCF) to reinforce low density polyethylene (LDPE)/ thermoplastic sago starch (TPSS) blends. The effects of HNT loading (3–15wt.%) on the mechanical and physical properties were examined. The results showed an enhancement in tensile strength and modulus with the inclusion of HNTs. Formation of FTIR bands that are assigned to Al-OH and Si-O vibrations indicated the presence of HNTs in the system. Moreover, the thermal stability of hybrid compo- sites was improved with the addition of HNTs. Water uptake decreased as higher amount of HNTs imparted to the hybrid composites.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3254/36961
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bonding; Halloysite nanotubes; Kenaf core fibers; Mechanical; Thermoplastic sago starch
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 > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Zuraida Ahmad
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 10:35
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 12:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36961

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