Study of the Optimum Condition Towards the Inducing Paraffin Wax LDPE

Yaakob, Mohd Yuhazri and Sihombing, Haeryip and Perumal, Puvanasvaran (2012) Study of the Optimum Condition Towards the Inducing Paraffin Wax LDPE. International Journal of Engineering & Technology IJET-IJENS, 10 (4). pp. 9-12.

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Low Density Polyethelene is a thermoplastic resin extracted from petroleum based, whereas the wax is an oily organic component that is contains of alkanes, ester, polyester, and hydroxyester. The purpose of this research is to find out the optimum conditions of the wax produced by inducing LDPE. The experiment is carried out by mixing the wax and LDPE into four new polymer compositions, in which the higher value of the tensile strength, Young’s modulus, and hardness are obtained by mixing between 90 wt. % LDPE with 10 wt. % wax, rather than compared to pure LDPE. The results are 8.896 MPa, 247.602 MPa and 50.9 respectively. However, only the strength impact that has a lower value as much as 31.38 %. By SEM analysis, the improvement of mechanical properties value examined in which the most suitable of optimal composition is 90 wt. % LDPE with 10 wt. % wax. The LDPE/wax mixture produces a new polymer and alters the properties of pure LDPE.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: low density polyethylene, paraffin wax, new polymer
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Management
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Ir. Dr. Puvanasvaran A.Perumal
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 04:25
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2022 16:02
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