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Mechanical properties of silane and zirconate coupling agent-treated oil palm empty fruit bunch fiber-filled acrylic-impact modified poly (vinyl chloride) composites

Abu Bakar, Aznizam and Hassan, Azman and Mohd. Yusof, Ahmad Fuad (2010) Mechanical properties of silane and zirconate coupling agent-treated oil palm empty fruit bunch fiber-filled acrylic-impact modified poly (vinyl chloride) composites. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 49 (15). 1563 - 1570. ISSN 0360-2559

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03602559.2010.512336

Abstract

The influence of untreated and treated OPEFB content on the mechanical properties of acrylic impact-modified PVC was investigated. The formulations were first dry blended before being milled into sheets on a two-roll mill. Test specimens were then hot pressed. The modulus significantly increased while the impact and flexural strength insignificantly improved with increasing of treated OPEFB contents. The reduction in water absorption, the formation of new absorption bands and the slight number of treated fiber pulled-out proved that there was an interaction between fiber and matrix. However, this interaction was insufficient to enhance the impact and flexural strength significantly.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:composites, coupling agent, mechanical properties, poly (vinyl chloride), renewable resources
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:26271
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:29 Jun 2012 03:38
Last Modified:19 Aug 2014 07:06

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