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Thermal properties of polyethylene reinforced with recycled– poly (ethylene terephthalate) flakes

Nik Ruqiyah, Nik Hassan and Noor Mazni, Ismail and Suriati, Ghazali and Nuruzzaman, D. M. (2018) Thermal properties of polyethylene reinforced with recycled– poly (ethylene terephthalate) flakes. In: International Conference on Innovative Technology, Engineering and Sciences (iCITES 2018), 1-2 March 2018 , Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Pahang, Malaysia. pp. 1-6., 342 (1). ISSN 17578981

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In this study, recycled plastic bottles (RPET) were used as a filler in high density polyethylene (HDPE) thermoplastic. The plastic sheet of RPET/HDPE was prepared by using hot and cold press machine. The effects of RPET addition and hot press process to the thermal properties of the composite RPET/HDPE were investigated using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric (TGA). Results from DSC analysis show that the melting point of HDPE slightly shifted to a higher temperature for about 2°C to 4°C with the addition of RPET as a filler. The starting degradation temperature of RPET/HDPE composite examined from TGA analysis also seen to be slightly increased. It was observed that the incorporation of recycled PET flakes into HDPE is achievable using hot press process with slight improvement seen in both melting point and thermal stability of the composite compared to the neat HDPE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Recycled plastics; High density polyethylene (HDPE); Ethylene; Press process
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 07:19
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2018 07:19
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