Tensile and Impact Properties Evaluation for Enviro-Recycled Wood Plastic Composite of PP/r-WF

ABD RAZAK , JEEFFERIE and Abd Rahim, Toibah and YAAKOB, MOHD YUHAZRI and A.R.M., Warikh and Omar, Nooririnah and Maslan, Mohamad Haidir and Sihombing, Haeryip and Junid, Ramli (2011) Tensile and Impact Properties Evaluation for Enviro-Recycled Wood Plastic Composite of PP/r-WF. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 52-54. pp. 2082-2087. ISSN 1660-9336

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The potential of recycled wood flour (r-WF) addition to the thermoplastics polypropylene (PP) matrix the composites in structural application is evaluated. The effects of different r-WF loading to the tensile and impact mechanical structural properties are analyzed. Two types of polypropylene resin which are the virgin and the recycled resin and recycled wood flour as reinforcement materials are utilized as raw materials in the composites fabrication. Various mechanical testing was conducted in accordance to ASTM standard, to study the behavior of the composites mechanical properties to the applied load. The best compounding formulation of enviro-recycled composite was found at 60 wt% of PP matrix and 40 wt% of the wood flour addition for both virgin and recycle matrix. Overall experimental results showed that, the increasing of r-WF loading had significantly increased the mechanical properties of produced composite which is suitable to be applied in the application of structural engineering, through the advantage of mechanical properties performance in tensile and impact behavior. Conclusively, this finding is hoped to lead for contribution in the development of newly advanced material that is environmental friendly for the use of structural application.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Materials
Depositing User: En. Jeefferie Abd Razak
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2014 02:50
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:33
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/13654
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