Experimental Study on Thermal and Tensile Properties on Polypropylene Maleic Anhydride as a Compatibilizer in Polypropylene/Sugarcane Bagasse Composite

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 43 No. 1, March 2018, Pages 141-148

Mustaffa Zainal1,*, Muhammad Zaid Aihsan2, Wan Azani Mustafa2, Ragunathan Santiagoo1
1School of Environment Engineering, Kompleks Pengajian Jejawi 3, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, 02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia
2Faculty of Engineering Technology, Kampus Sg. Chuchuh, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, 02100 Padang Besar, Perlis, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: mustaffazainal@gmail.com

KEYWORDS

Tensile properties, polypropylene, sugarcane bagasse, polypropylene maleic anhydride compatibilizer

ABSTRACT

The effect of polypropylene maleic anhydride (PPMAH) as a compatibilizer in polypropylene (PP)/ sugarcane bagasse (SCB) composite were studied. The composite were prepared through melt mixing at the 180°C for 7 minutes using 15 rpm rotor speed using heated two roll mill. The mixing was moulded into 1 mm thin sheet by using the hot press machine with temperature at the 180°C for 10 minutes. Then, the sheet was cut into dumbbell shape for further analysis. The specimens were analysed for thermal and tensile properties. The thermal and tensile strength was found to be decreased with increasing of filler content. However, tensile strength and Young’s modules of the PP/SCB/PPMAH composite were found to increase, while the elongation at break showed the opposite trend as compared to the control composite.

CITE THIS ARTICLE

MLA
Zainal, Mustaffa, et al. “Experimental Study on Thermal and Tensile Properties on Polypropylene Maleic Anhydride as a Compatibilizer in Polypropylene/Sugarcane Bagasse Composite.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 43.1 (2018): 141-148.

APA
Zainal, M., Aihsan, M. Z., Mustafa, W. A., & Santiagoo, R. (2018). Experimental Study on Thermal and Tensile Properties on Polypropylene Maleic Anhydride as a Compatibilizer in Polypropylene/Sugarcane Bagasse Composite. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 43(1), 141-148.

Chicago
Zainal, Mustaffa, Muhammad Zaid Aihsan, Wan Azani Mustafa, and Ragunathan Santiagoo. “Experimental Study on Thermal and Tensile Properties on Polypropylene Maleic Anhydride as a Compatibilizer in Polypropylene/Sugarcane Bagasse Composite.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 43, no. 1 (2018): 141-148.

Harvard
Zainal, M., Aihsan, M.Z., Mustafa, W.A. and Santiagoo, R., 2018. Experimental Study on Thermal and Tensile Properties on Polypropylene Maleic Anhydride as a Compatibilizer in Polypropylene/Sugarcane Bagasse Composite. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 43(1), pp.141-148.

Vancouver
Zainal, M, Aihsan, MZ, Mustafa, WA, Santiagoo, R. Experimental Study on Thermal and Tensile Properties on Polypropylene Maleic Anhydride as a Compatibilizer in Polypropylene/Sugarcane Bagasse Composite. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2018;43(1):141-148.

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