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Mechanical performance of composites materials prepared from waste plastics and tubed tyre

Samat, Noorasikin and Mohmed Nasir, Muhamad Faris Farhan and Marzuki, Zubaidah and Md Akil, Hazizan (2021) Mechanical performance of composites materials prepared from waste plastics and tubed tyre. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management, 16 (8). pp. 229-239. ISSN 1823-8556 E-ISSN 2672-7226 (In Press)

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The management and safe disposal of used tyres have always been a considerable challenge from the economic and processing standpoints. Hence, this study prepared composites by combining recycled high-density-polyethylene (rHDPE) with ground butylrubber (bR); which is a material commonly used in the production of tubed-tyres. The bR-rHDPE composites of different bR content with or without the addition of bitumen were produced via melt-mixing in an internal mixer. The impact resistance and mechanical properties of each composite were evaluated using (i) Charpy impact, (ii) drop-weight and (iii) tensile testings. Impact tests show a significant improvement in impact resistance. However, the addition of bR and bitumen adversely affected the tensile properties of the composites. The results indicate that the bR-rHDPE composites performed better with a higher content of bR, and the impact resistance further improved with the addition of bitumen. The obtained property suggests that this composite could be used to manufacture playground tiles, vehicles wheel chocks, door stops and wedges, rubber speed bumpers, etc. The promising impact resistance of bR-rHDPE+bitumen composites coupled with viable processing methods have provided a sustainable solution for the disposal of tubed tyre.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rubber tyre waste, impact behaviour, mechanical properties, drop-weight impact, interfacial adhesion.
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080 Polymers, plastics and their manufacture
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP200 Manufacture and use of chemicals
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: 28 Mar 2022 15:30
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2022 15:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97370

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