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Reprocessing of polypropylene/cellulose composites: effects on thermal properties

Samat, Noorasikin and Sharifuddin, N and M.I, Shafiee (2019) Reprocessing of polypropylene/cellulose composites: effects on thermal properties. In: International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering (ICAMME 2019), 30th-31st October 2019, Putrajaya. (Unpublished)

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The reprocessing and maleic-anhydride grafted polypropylene (MAPP) coupling agent effects on the thermal properties of recycled polypropylene (rPP)/microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) composites was investigated. rPP composites with MCC loading of 5wt% and 20wt% were prepared by injection molding up to five cycles. The change in the chemical composition in the composites was monitor with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and Thermogravimetric (TGA) tests were performed to compare thermal behavior of the rPP/MCC composites at different processing cycles. Analysis of thermal behavior showed a slight increase in the melting temperature of reprocessing composites with increasing number of cycles; associated to the higher percentage of crystallinity. The thermal stability of composites is affected by the number of reprocessing cycle, temperature and MCC loadings. It is noticed that the reprocessing did not disrupt the interaction between MAPP, MCC fibers and rPP matrix

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 4029/77175
Uncontrolled Keywords: polypropylene, cellulose, thermal properties
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Noorasikin Samat
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2020 16:31
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 16:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77175

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