Effect of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on mechanical properties of feldspar filled polypropylene composites

Mohamed Ansari Mohamed Nainar, H. Ismail, S. H.S. Zein

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Abstract

In this study, the effect of multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) reinforcement on mechanical and morphological properties of MWCNT reinforced feldspar/polypropylene composites was investigated. The composites were compounded in a Polydrive Thermo Haake R600 internal mixer at 180⪚C and at 50 rpm of rotor speed. Polyethylene co-acrylic acid (PEAA) was used as a processing aid in this study. The structure and dimensions of the MWCNTs were characterized using a transmission electron microscope (TEM). The tensile strength, elongation at break, Youngĝ€™s modulus, flexural strength, flexural modulus, and impact strength increased with the addition of 0.1 wt% of MWCNT. The morphology and degree of dispersion of the MWCNTs in the feldspar/PP composites at different MWCNT loading was investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Results indicate that MWCNTs are well distributed and dispersed in feldspar/PP composites particularly at low filler loading, i.e., 0.1 wt%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2473-2485
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Volume28
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2009

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Feldspar
Carbon Nanotubes
Polypropylenes
Carbon nanotubes
Mechanical properties
Composite materials
Polyethylene
Impact strength
Bending strength
Acrylics
Polyethylenes
Fillers
Elongation
Reinforcement
Tensile strength
Electron microscopes
Rotors
Elastic moduli
Scanning electron microscopy
Acids

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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In: Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 28, No. 20, 01.10.2009, p. 2473-2485.

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