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Preparation and characterization of natural silk fiber-reinforced polypropylene and synthetic E-glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene composites: a comparative study

Alam, A. K. M. M. and Shubhra, Quazi T.H. and Al-Imran, Gazi and Barai, Sanjoy and Islam, Mir Sujaul and Rahman, M. Mahbubur (2011) Preparation and characterization of natural silk fiber-reinforced polypropylene and synthetic E-glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene composites: a comparative study. Journal of Composite Materials, 45 (22). pp. 2301-2308. ISSN 0021-9983 (print); 1530-793X (online)

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Abstract

Bombyx mori silk fiber-reinforced polypropylene (PP) matrix and E-glass fiber-reinforced PP matrix composites were fabricated using compression molding. The prepared silk/PP composite tensile strength (TS), bending strength (BS), and impact strength (IS) were 55.1 MPa, 56.3 MPa, and 17 kJ/m2, respectively. E-glass fiber-reinforced PP matrix composites were fabricated in the same way and TS, BS, and IS values of these composites were 128.7 MPa, 141.6 MPa, and 19 kJ/m2, respectively. Environmental degradation of the composites showed that silk/PP composites degrade faster. Other degradation studies like thermal aging and soil degradation tests also gave similar result.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: silk fiber; E-glass fibers; polypropylene; composites
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 00:54
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 00:54
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/25933
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