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Thermal properties of low density polyethylene/alumina nanocomposites


Ngu, Jenney Lim Song and Abdullah, Luqman Chuah and Choong, Thomas Shean Yaw and Ratnam, Chantara Thevy and Ibrahim, Nor Azowa and Mohamad, Hasmaliza (2009) Thermal properties of low density polyethylene/alumina nanocomposites. In: 9th National Symposium on Polymeric Materials 2009 (NSPM 2009), 14-16 Dec. 2009, Residence Hotel, Uniten, Putrajaya. (pp. 596-601).


Thermoplastic low density polyethylene (LDPE) nanocomposites with alumina as filler were prepared by melt intercalation process followed by compression moulding. Before blend the alumina with LDPE, alumina particles were dispersed by using ultrasonication process. To enhance the interaction between alumina and LDPE, surfactant was used to modify the alumina surface. The melting temperature and crystallinity of nanocomposites were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Thermal stability of the nanocomposites studied by using thermogravitational analysis (TGA).

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Keywords: Polymer nanocomposites; Thermal properties; Alumina; LDPE
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 09:48
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 09:48
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50319
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