Improvement in mechanical properties of aluminum polypropylene composite fiber

Naebe, Minoo, Hurren, Christopher, Maazouz, Abderrahim, Lamawar, Khalid and Wang, Xungai 2009, Improvement in mechanical properties of aluminum polypropylene composite fiber, Fibers and polymers, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 662-666.

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Title Improvement in mechanical properties of aluminum polypropylene composite fiber
Author(s) Naebe, Minoo
Hurren, Christopher
Maazouz, Abderrahim
Lamawar, Khalid
Wang, Xungai
Journal name Fibers and polymers
Volume number 10
Issue number 5
Start page 662
End page 666
Total pages 5
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1229-9197
1875-0052
Keyword(s) mechanical property
composite fiber
metal-filled polymer composite
dispersion
rheology
Summary Aluminum particles (Al) were added to polypropylene (PP) in the presence of poly ethylene glycol (PEG) and polypropylene-graft-maleic anhydride to produce composites. The composites were then melt-spun into a mono filament and tested for tensile properties, diameter evenness and morphology. Melt rheological properties of Al/PP composites were studied in linear viscoelastic response regions. It was observed that level of dispersion of aluminum particles within a polypropylene composite fiber could be improved by incorporating polyethylene glycol. The improvement of dispersion led to an improvement in the fibers mechanical properties through a reduction of the coefficient of variation of fiber diameter.
Language eng
Field of Research 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021473

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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