Effect of MAPE on the mechanical properties of rubber wood fiber/thermoplastic natural rubber composites

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Abstract

Rubber wood fiber/reinforced thermoplastic natural rubber (RWF/TPNR) composites were prepared. A blend of natural rubber with high-density polyethylene was prepared by melt blending the materials in the internal mixer of Brabender Plasticorder machine. RWF and TPNR were mixed with different fractions of fiber (0, 5, 10, 20, and 30%) in the internal mixer. To investigate the influence of coupling agent on the mechanical properties, concentrations of maleic anhydride polyethylene (MAPE) were employed in the composites. The mechanical properties and morphology of composite material were characterized with tensile machine and scanning electron microscope, respectively. The results showed that the addition of MAPE has a positive effect on the tensile strength and Young's modulus while the maximum strain was reduced. SEM micrographs showed good adhesion between RWF and TPNR when the coupling agent was applied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Polymer Technology
Volume23
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

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Maleic Anhydrides
Rubber
Maleic anhydride
Polyethylene
Thermoplastics
Polyethylenes
Wood
Coupling agents
Mechanical properties
Fibers
Composite materials
High density polyethylenes
Tensile strength
Electron microscopes
Adhesion
Elastic moduli
Scanning
Scanning electron microscopy

Keywords

  • Composite
  • Interfaces
  • Maleic anhydride polyethylene
  • Rubber wood fiber
  • Tensile properties
  • Thermoplastic natural rubber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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