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Mechanical and flammability properties of PVC reinforced with nano-sized ATH particles

Samat, Noorasikin and Ahmad, Zuraida and Halim, Zahurin and Anuar, Hazleen and Sabaruddin, Fatimah Atiyah (2012) Mechanical and flammability properties of PVC reinforced with nano-sized ATH particles. In: International Conference on Nanotechnology (ICONT 2012), 29 May – 01 June 2012, Pahang. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The effect of nano-sized alumina trihydrate (ATH) as reinforcement and flame retardant in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) were determined. Melt mixing technique using two roll mills was employed to prepare PVC/alumina trihydrate (ATH) nanocomposites with different ATH loadings. The nano-sized ATH particles were treated with silane coupling agent prior to mixing with PVC resin. All the nanocomposites were characterized by flexural, impact and flammability tests. It was found that the addition of nano-sized ATH enhanced the flexural strength of PVC and this property was further increased in treated nanocomposites. However, the impact strength was only improved slightly, excluding the nanocomposite that contains 30phr of treated ATH. The flame retardant property of PVC nanocomposites was also higher compared to pristine PVC.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4029/44247
Uncontrolled Keywords: PVC, alumina trihydrate, flexural, impact, flame retardant
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080 Polymers, plastics and their manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Noorasikin Samat
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2015 09:43
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2015 09:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44247

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