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Effects of coupling agent on the properties of durian skin fibre filled polypropylene composite

Anuar, Hazleen and Mohd Nasir,, Nur Aimi and El-Shekeil, Yousuf (2015) Effects of coupling agent on the properties of durian skin fibre filled polypropylene composite. International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, 9 (12). pp. 1261-1265.

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Durian skin is a newly explores natural fibre potentially reinforced polyolefin for diverse applications. In this work, investigation on the effect of coupling agent, maleic anhydride polypropylene (MAPP) on the mechanical, morphological, and thermal properties of polypropylene (PP) reinforced with durian skin fibre (DSF) was conducted. The presence of 30 wt% DSF significantly reduced the tensile strength of PP-DSF composite. Interestingly, even though the same trend goes to PP-DSF with the presence of MAPP, the reduction is only about 4% relative to unreinforced PP and 18% higher than PP-DSF without MAPP (untreated composite or UTC). The used of MAPP in treated composite (TC) also increased the tensile modulus, flexural properties and degradation temperature. The enhanced mechanical properties are consistent with good interfacial interaction as evidenced under scanning electron microscopy

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4130/46643
Uncontrolled Keywords: Durian skin fiber, coupling agent, mechanical properties, thermogravimetry analysis
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
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 Hazleen Anuar
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2016 12:31
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 14:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46643

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