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|Title: ||Effects of dynamic vulcanization on thermal properties of calcium carbonate filled polypropylene/ethylene propylene diene terpolymer composites|
|Authors: ||Siti Rohana, Ahmad|
Salmah, Husseinsyah, Prof. Madya Dr. Ir.
Kamarudin, Hussin, Brig. Jen. Dato' Prof. Dr.
|Keywords: ||Calcium carbonate;Composites;Dynamic vulcanization;Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer;Polypropylene|
|Issue Date: ||Jul-2010|
|Publisher: ||Universiti Putra Malaysia Press|
|Citation: ||Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology, vol 18 (2), 2010, pages 393-400|
|Abstract: ||In this study, dynamic vulcanization process was used to improve the thermal properties of calcium carbonate filled composites. The composites were prepared using a Z-blade mixer at 180°C and rotor speed 50rpm. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) techniques were used to analyze the thermal properties of the composites. The vulcanized and unvulcanized PP/EPDM composites were filled by CaCO3 at 0, 10, 20, 30, and 40%wt. Meanwhile, thermogravimetric analysis indicates that the total weight loss of PP/EPDM/CaCO3 composites decreased with increasing filler loading. Dynamic vulcanized composites have higher thermal stability, while the crystallinity of PP/EPDM/CaCO3 composites were increased as compared to unvulcanized composites. Therefore, the thermal properties were improved by the presence of dynamic vulcanization process.|
|Description: ||Link to publisher homepage at http://www.pertanika.upm.edu.my|
|Appears in Collections:||School of Materials Engineering (Articles)|
Kamarudin Hussin, Brig. Jen. Dato' Prof. Dr.
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