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Mechanical properties of styrene butadiene rubber toughened graphene reinforced polystyrene

Mohd Shaiful Zaidi, Mat Desa and Suliana, Ab Ghani and M., Yusop and Mohd Bijarimi, Mat Piah and A., Ramli and M. F., Ali (2019) Mechanical properties of styrene butadiene rubber toughened graphene reinforced polystyrene. In: Energy Security And Chemical Engineering Congress 2019 (ESCHE 2019), 17-19 July 2019 , Parkroyal Resort, Penang, Malaysia. pp. 1-2.. (Unpublished)

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Polystyrene (PS) is a favorable polymeric material due to its high stiffness and strength as well as good process ability. However, it also possesses a brittleness character, which limits the engineering applications of this material [1]. The modification of polystyrene with addition nanofillers such as graphene nanoplatelets (GNP) results in enhanced condcutivty and strength but is also usually accompanied with a loss in toughness. To overcome this problem there have been several studies aimed at developing toughening methods for polystyrene, such as by using rubber particles as impact modifier [2]. According to Bucknall, (1997) the techniques to toughen polymers are often associated with plastic deformation mechanisms. The development of rubber toughened PS/GNP nanocomposites was a relatively new material concept. To best of our knowledge, there were no attempt made thus far to enhance toughness of PS/GNP nanocomposite by using rubber. Therefore, the objective of this research is to determine the effect of styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) contents on the toughness of PS/GNP nanocomposites. In order to achieve the objectives of the research PS/GNP nanocomposites were prepared with various SBR content styrene butadiene rubber content, while the contents of GNP were fixed at 0.5 wt%.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polystyrene; Graphene Nanoplatelets; Styrene Butadiene Rubber; Nanocomposites; Toughening.
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Pn. Hazlinda Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2019 02:43
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2019 02:43
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