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Potential of electron beam irradiated hdpe/epr blend as shoes sole

Aliyah, L. Husniyah and Anuar, Hazleen (2014) Potential of electron beam irradiated hdpe/epr blend as shoes sole. Movement, Health & Exercise, 3. pp. 49-56. ISSN 2231-9409

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This study focuses on the mechanical effect of different composition of polymer blend. Polymer blend of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) were selected and varied by three different compositions which are 70:30, 50:50 and 30:70. HDPE-EPR blend is believed to be the best material for sole shoe. In which, HDPE has good flexibility while, EPR can maintain optimum performance at high and low temperature as well as provide better gripping characteristic that suits for insole and outsole sport shoe. On the other hand, the time efficiency of electron beam radiation on these polymer blends helps in improving the croslinking of HDPE-EPR blend. The aim of this paper was to find the optimum composition of electron beam irradiated polymer blends for sole shoes especially in sports application. These irradiated polymer blends were produced by melt blending, underwent compression moulding and then were irradiated by electron beam at 100 kGy/s. Mechanical test of tensile and hardness test were investigated and the morphology of the failure fracture was analysed by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). The polymer blend with 70% of HDPE and 30% of EPR showed the optimum result of tensile strength, tensile modulus and hardness as well as ductile failure image.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4130/40612
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polymer blends, High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR), Mechanical properties, Morphology, Electron beam, Sole shoe.
Subjects: T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts > TT490 Clothing manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring
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 Hazleen Anuar
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2015 11:28
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2015 11:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40612

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