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Optimization of compression moulding temperature for polypropylene materials


Maringgal, Bernard and Abdan, Khalina and Ali, Aidy and Janius, Rimfield and Faizal, Muhammad and Kamaruddin, Siti (2011) Optimization of compression moulding temperature for polypropylene materials. Materials Testing, 53 (5). pp. 280-284. ISSN 0025-5300


In this work, the effect of processing temperature of polypropylene (PP) on the viscosity and the melt flow index (MFI) is studied towards the best fabrication of PP/kenaf composites. PP with MFI grade 41 and as density value of 0.95 g/cm3 is used as a raw material. The compression moulding machine is utilized to produce the moulded samples from PP pallets. The viscosity and the MFI tests have been selected as criteria to determine an optimum processing temperature. As optimum temperature 230°C has been found.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3139/120.110228
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag
Keywords: Polypropylene; Moulding machines; Moulding temperature; Processing temperature
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2015 03:01
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2015 03:01
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/22993
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