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The effect of EVA on composite that made of PP nanoclay


Kamarudin, Siti Hasnah and Abdan, Khalina and Ali, Aidy and Sharif, Jamaliah (2011) The effect of EVA on composite that made of PP nanoclay. Key Engineering Materials, 462-463. pp. 925-930. ISSN 1013-9826; ESSN: 1662-9795


This study presents an investigation of the effects of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) on Polypropylene (PP)/Clay type of composite. The PP/EVA/clay composite samples are prepared via melt blending technique. The chemical characterization is carried out using fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. The mechanical properties are characterized in terms of tensile, flexural and impact tests. The presence of high EVA content in PP nanoclay decreases the flexural and tensile strength. The addition of EVA reveals significant increment in impact strength. Thermal properties of composites are studied using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The decomposition temperature increases with an addition of EVA content up to 15 phr, but decreases of the crystallinity and melting temperature.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.462-463.925
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Keywords: Clay; Ethylene vinyl acetate; Polypropylene
Depositing User: kmportal
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2013 07:56
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2020 07:01
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/17081
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