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Preparation of Polypropylene Thermoplastic Container via Thermoforming Process

Nik Ruqiyah, Nik Hassan and Farah Amira, Mohd Ghazali and Abdul Aziz, Jaafar and Noor Mazni, Ismail (2016) Preparation of Polypropylene Thermoplastic Container via Thermoforming Process. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering: 2nd International Manufacturing Engineering Conference and 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Manufacturing Systems (iMEC-APCOMS 2015), 12–14 November 2015 , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 1-10., 114 (1). ISSN 1757-8981 (Print), 1757-899X (Online)

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Abstract

In this study, plastic containers made of polypropylene (PP) sheets were fabricated via vacuum thermoforming. Thermoforming is a process used in fabricating plastic parts by changing flat thermoplastic sheet to three dimensional shapes. In preparing these thermoplastic containers, the design and fabrication of mould were first done by using Catia V5 software and CNC milling machine, respectively. The thermoforming process was then performed at various temperatures ranging from 160°C until 200°C on the PP sheet to form the container. From the experiment, it can be suggested that the outcomes of final thermoplastic containers are significantly depends on temperature control during thermoforming process and also the vent holes design of the mould.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: polypropylene; Thermoforming, thermoplastic
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2016 02:16
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2018 03:13
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/13886
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