Tailoring of interface of polypropylene/polystyrene/carbon nanofibre composites by polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene-ran-butylene)-block-polystyrene

Parameswaranpillai, Jyotishkumar, Dubey, Vivek Kumar, Sisanth, K.S., Jose, Seno, Zachariah, Ajesh K., Siengchin, Suchart, Salim, Nisa V. and Hameed, Nishar 2016, Tailoring of interface of polypropylene/polystyrene/carbon nanofibre composites by polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene-ran-butylene)-block-polystyrene, Polymer testing, vol. 51, pp. 131-141, doi: 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2016.03.009.

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Title Tailoring of interface of polypropylene/polystyrene/carbon nanofibre composites by polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene-ran-butylene)-block-polystyrene
Author(s) Parameswaranpillai, Jyotishkumar
Dubey, Vivek Kumar
Sisanth, K.S.
Jose, Seno
Zachariah, Ajesh K.
Siengchin, Suchart
Salim, Nisa V.
Hameed, Nishar
Journal name Polymer testing
Volume number 51
Start page 131
End page 141
Total pages 11
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-05
ISSN 0142-9418
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Materials Science, Characterization & Testing
Polymer Science
Materials Science
Summary Mechanical and physical properties of polypropylene (PP)/polystyrene (PS) blend, PP/PS/polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene-ran-butylene)-block-polystyrene (SEBS) ternary blend and their composites with carbon nanofibers (CNF) were investigated. Composites of ternary blend exhibited superior properties compared to those of binary blends. Mechanical performance of nanocomposites was intimately related to their phase morphology. PP/PS/SEBS/0.1 wt% CNF hybrid composites exhibited excellent impact strength (Four-fold increase compared to PP/PS blend) and ductility (12-fold increase in elongation at break, with respect to PP/PS blend). Moreover, these composites displayed good tensile strength and modulus (15% increase in Young's modulus, compared to PP/PS/SEBS blend) and are suitable for various end-use applications including automobile applications. Although crystallinity of PP phase is decreased by the incorporation of CNF, thermal stability of the composites remained almost unaffected. Contact angle measurements revealed that ternary composites exhibited maximum hydrophobicity.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2016.03.009
Field of Research 0303 Macromolecular And Materials Chemistry
0912 Materials Engineering
0913 Mechanical Engineering
091209 Polymers and Plastics
091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio Economic Objective 860606 Plastics in Primary Forms
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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