Experimental Study of Composites Material Based on Thermal Analysis
Keywords:materials, composites, thermal, polypropylene, NaOH, NBBr
One of the most significant current discussions in material properties is the chemical treatment effect on the proposed materials. In this paper, the effects of NaOH and ?APS silane treatments on the characteristics and thermal analysis of Polypropylene (PP) /Recycled Acrylonitrile Butadiene (NBRr) / Banana Skin Powder (BSP) was studied. The heated two roll mill was used to melt, mix the compositors at a temperature of 180?C to produce six different fibre loading (70/30/5, 70/30/10, 70/30/15, 70/30/20, 70/30/25 and 70/30/30w/w). The effects of NaOH and ?-APS silane treatment on PP/NBRr/BSP composites were analyzed by Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). Based on the results, the ?-APS silane treated PP/NBRr/BSP composites has higher improvement on mechanical properties compared to the NaOH treated PP/NBRr/BSP composites, followed by the weakest mechanical properties of untreated PP/NBRr/BSP composites. These were due to good compatibility and stronger interaction between Si-O-Si moieties with the surface of fiber for ?-APS silane treated BSP. Both ?-APS silane and NaOH treated PP/NBRr/BSP composites have the same improvement of thermal properties and better than untreated PP/NBRr/BSP composites. DSC results also showed ?-APS silane treated composite has a higher crystalline portion than untreated PP/NBRr/BSP composites. The results presented here may facilitate improvements in the material properties, especially Polypropylene (PP) /Recycle Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBRr) /Banana Skin Powder (Bsp) Composites with NaOH and ?-Aps Silane Treatment.