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The effect of electron beam irradiation on the mechanical properties of pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) reinforced high impact polystyrene (HIPS) composites

Siregar, Januar Parlaungan and Salit, Mohd Sapuan and Abdul Rahman, Mohd Zaki and Mohd Dahlan, Khairul Zaman (2010) The effect of electron beam irradiation on the mechanical properties of pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) reinforced high impact polystyrene (HIPS) composites. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 11 (1). ISSN 1757-899X

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Abstract

The effects of electron beam irradiation on the mechanical properties of pineapple leaf fibre reinforced high impact polystyrene (HIPS) composites were studied. Two types of crosslinking agent that has been used in this study were trimethylolpropane triacrylate (TMPTA) and tripropylene gylcol diacrylate (TPGDA). A 50 wt.% of PALF was blended with HIPS and crosslinking agent using Brabender melt mixer at 165 °C. The composites were then irradiated using a 3 MeV electron beam accelerator with dosage of 0-100 kGy. The tensile strength, tensile modulus, flexural strength, flexural modulus, notched and unnotched impat and hardness of composites were measured and the effects of crosslinking agent were also compared.

Item Type:Article
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number:10.1088/1757-899X/11/1/012014
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ID Code:11965
Deposited By: Anas Yahaya
Deposited On:21 Apr 2011 09:45
Last Modified:21 Apr 2011 09:50

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