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Hybrid heterophasic polypropylene composites with basalt fibers and Magnesium oxysulfate reinforcements for sustainable automotive materials

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posted on 2024-01-08, 03:51 authored by KV Balaji, K Shirvanimoghaddam, Ram Yadav, R Mahmoodi, MR Ghandehari Ferdowsi, Minoo NaebeMinoo Naebe
Hybrid heterophasic polypropylene (PP) composites comprising basalt fibers and Magnesium oxysulfate reinforcements were fabricated for the next generation of automobile plastic parts. The prepared composites were tested and characterized for their thermo-mechanical performance. Addition of polypropylene-grafted-maleic anhydride (PP-g-MA) increased the tensile and flexural strength signifying the establishment of an adequate fiber-matrix interphase in case of hybrid composites. While basalt fiber addition played a reinforcing role in all the composites, Magnesium oxysulfate agglomeration and lack of an adequate fiber – matrix interphase reduced the reinforcing efficiency of the hybrid reinforcements at higher Magnesium oxysulfate contents. Nevertheless, the hybrid composites had higher mechanical properties than the neat polypropylene and Magnesium oxysulfate reinforced polypropylene. Hybrid composites offer enhanced mechanical properties, improved impact performance, and increased sustainability, making them a promising choice for the automotive industry.

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Journal

Journal of Materials Research and Technology

Volume

28

Season

January-February 2024

Pagination

546-559

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

2238-7854

eISSN

2214-0697

Language

en

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Publisher

Elsevier BV

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