Processability of Polypropylene-Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes (PP/MWCNTs) Nanocomposites via Direct Melt Compounding

Jeefferie, Abd Razak and Mohamad, Noraiham and Ab Maulod, Hairul Effendy (2013) Processability of Polypropylene-Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes (PP/MWCNTs) Nanocomposites via Direct Melt Compounding. Journal of Elastomer and Plastics, 45 (3). pp. 239-251. ISSN 0095-2443

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This paper presents the effect of filler loading to compounding torques as well as mechanical properties of PP/MWCNTs nanocomposites. Samples were prepared via melt compounding method using a Haake internal mixer at rotor speed of 80 rpm. The torque values in 10 minutes compounding period for incorporation of MWCNTs fillers into PP matrix were analyzed and thoroughly evaluated. The data was further confirmed by morphological analysis via transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The efficiency of direct melt-compounding method using internal mixer was evident from homogeneity of MWCNTs dispersed within the PP matrix observed in produced nanocomposites at filler loading up to 0.75 wt%. MWCNTs showed significant compatibility with PP matrix and proved the needlessness of chemical pre- treatment and complicated compounding process to produce PP/MWCNTs nanocomposites. The mechanical properties and morphological characteristics were in good correlation with the processing behavior of the nanocomposites

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Processability, PP/MWCNTs nanocomposites, melt compounding, torque, morphology
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Hairul Effendy Ab Maulod
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2013 21:44
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2022 15:29
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