Mechanical Properties of Polypropylene Composites Containing Polymer Fibers

Md Ali, Mohd Amran and Raja, Izamshah and Abu Bakar, Mohd Hadzley and Sivarao, Subramonian and Hussein, Nur Izan Syahriah (2012) Mechanical Properties of Polypropylene Composites Containing Polymer Fibers. In: International Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering, iDECON2012. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, pp. 239-242. ISBN 978-967-0257-16-7

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The mechanical properties of polypropylene composites containing polytetrafluoroethylene polymer-fibers (PPF) were studied. The main objective was to study the affected of PPF in mechanical properties in solid state. Both polypropylene (PP) and PPF were compounded using twin screw extruder and prior to the mechanical test, the test specimens were formed by injection molding machine and compression molding machine. After forming the dog bone, rectangular bar, circular plate and flat sheet, the test specimens were prepared for tensile test (ASTM D638), flexural test (ASTM D790), impact test (ASTM D256), compression test (ASTM D695) and hardness test (ASTM D785). Hardness test shown similar value for both PP and PP with PPF. The study has demonstrated that PP compound with PPF shown increased in tensile, flexural, impact and compression strength, however similar value in hardness strength.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Process
Depositing User: Assoc. Pror. Ir. Dr. Sivarao Subramonian
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2013 05:05
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:03
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