New Approach to Aluminium-Polymer Alloys
Mohd Ichwan, Nasution
Mohd Nasir, Zainal Arif, Prof.
Che Mohd Ruzaidi, Ghazali, Assoc. Prof.
Shamsul Baharin, Jamaludin, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Faizul, Che Pa
Che Idrus, Omar
Lee Liu Mei
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New approach to aluminium-polymer alloys prepared by in-situ mixing or addition of molten metal onto polymer granules will be highlighted. This concept is simple and never been attempted before due to the thermal instability and degradation of polymer. Based on basic scientific principles of Chemogenesis or Matter, it is believed that many chemical and physical interactions could occur which could be harnessed to generate new materials and applications. Three samples of different aluminium-polymer (with polymer PS, PP and ABS) were studied. The microstructures of the samples were observed under SEM. The Vickers microhardness and the concentration of aluminium in each sample were measured. The result shows that the hardness and aluminium concentration increases with the presence of polymers compared to aluminium alone