The influence of CB, silica and CaCO₃ on tensile and morphological properties of vPE/rPE/EPDM blends
Hanafi, Ismail, Prof.
Nik Noriman, Zulkepli, Dr.
Hon, Wei Woon
Muhammad Ridhwan, Jamalul Nasir
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The virgin polyethylene (vPE) and recycled polyethylene (rPE) was melt blended with ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) in different ratio by using a Haake Rheomix at 180°C and 50 rpm were prepared. The characterization such as tensile properties and morphology were examined. Results indicated that, the tensile strength and youngs modulus of vPE/rPE/EPDM with CB show the highest value compared to silica and CaCO₃ except for elongation at break. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies proved that, better dispersion and less agglomeration of CB and silica filled particles as compared to the CaCO₃.