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Properties of eco-friendly composite from recycled polypropylene

Samat, Noorasikin and Mokhtar, Wan Nur Athirah and Zulkifli, Nur Izzati (2014) Properties of eco-friendly composite from recycled polypropylene. In: International Conference on Plastics, Rubber and Composites (ICPRC 2014), 20th-21st June 2014, Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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The recycled polypropylene (rPP) usually exhibits low mechanical property compared to virgin polypropylene. Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) fiber may improve the mechanical property of rPP. The mechanical and water uptake properties of rPP composites filled with MCC was studied. Different composition of rPP composites (2,5,10,20 and 40wt%) and a constant MAPP coupling agent (3wt%) were prepared with injection molding after compounded in extruder machine. It was shown that the presence of MCC decreased the mechanical properties particularly at high content of MCC fiber, excluding the Young modulus. rPP composites with MAPP show higher mechanical properties. Water uptake property also exhibited a similar trend. Improvement in the interfacial adhesion between fiber-matrix is evident from FESEM analysis which supports the mechanical results.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 4029/40680
Uncontrolled Keywords: eco-friendly composite, polypropylene
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080 Polymers, plastics and their manufacture
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 Noorasikin Samat
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2015 09:21
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 14:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40680

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