Effect of Phthalic Anhydride on Tensile Properties and Thermal Stability of Recycled High Density Polyethylene / Wood Fiber Composites

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 5, No. 1, January 2015, Pages 1-7

M. P. M. Hanif1,*, A. G. Supri2, F. Zainuddin1
1School of Materials Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Kompleks Taman Muhibah, Jejawi 2, 02600, Perlis, Malaysia
2Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Kampus Utama, Pauh Putra, 02600, Perlis, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: anepisal@gmail.com

KEYWORDS

Recycled high density polyethylene, Wood fiber, Phthalic anhydride

ABSTRACT

The effect of phthalic anhydride as a coupling agent on the tensile properties and thermal stability of recycled high density polyethylene/wood fiber (rHDPE/WF) composites were studied. Both composites rHDPE/WF and rHDPE/WF/PAH (modified with phthalic anhydride) were prepared using Brabender Plasticorder at temperature of 160°C and rotor speed of 50 rpm. The result indicated that rHDPE/WF/PAH composites exhibit higher tensile strength and modulus of elasticity than rHDPE/WF composites. It was also found that the addition of phthalic anhydride offers better thermal stability in rHDPE/WF/PAH composites than rHDPE/WF composites.

CITE THIS ARTICLE

MLA
Hanif, M. P. M., et al. “Effect of Phthalic Anhydride on Tensile Properties and Thermal Stability of Recycled High Density Polyethylene / Wood Fiber Composites.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 5.1 (2015): 1-7.

APA
Hanif, M. P. M., Supri, A. G., & Zainuddin, F. (2015). Effect of Phthalic Anhydride on Tensile Properties and Thermal Stability of Recycled High Density Polyethylene / Wood Fiber Composites. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 5(1), 1-7.

Chicago
Hanif, M. P. M., Supri, A. G., and Zainuddin, F. “Effect of Phthalic Anhydride on Tensile Properties and Thermal Stability of Recycled High Density Polyethylene / Wood Fiber Composites.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 5, no. 1 (2015): 1-7.

Harvard
Hanif, M.P.M., Supri, A.G. and Zainuddin, F., 2015. Effect of Phthalic Anhydride on Tensile Properties and Thermal Stability of Recycled High Density Polyethylene / Wood Fiber Composites. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 5(1), pp.1-7.

Vancouver
Hanif, MPM, Supri, AG and Zainuddin, F. Effect of Phthalic Anhydride on Tensile Properties and Thermal Stability of Recycled High Density Polyethylene / Wood Fiber Composites. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2015;5(1):1-7.

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