Discontinuous basalt and glass fiber reinforced PP composites from textile prefabricates: Effects of interfacial modification on the mechanical performance

T. Czigány, T. Deák, P. Tamás

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Abstract

Spun and blown basalt fibers and their PP matrix composites were investigated. The composites were manufactured by hot pressing technology from carded and needle punched prefabricate using PP fiber as matrix material. Glass and blown basalt fibers were treated with reaction product of maleic acid-anhydride and sunflower oil while spun basalt fibers had a surface coating of silane coupling agent. Fibers were investigated with tensile tests while composites were subjected to static and dynamic mechanical tests. The results show that blown basalt fibers have relatively poor mechanical properties, while spun basalt fibers are comparable with glass fibers regarding geometry and mechanical performance. The static and dynamic mechanical properties of glass and spun basalt fiber reinforced composites are similar and are higher than blown basalt fiber reinforced composites. Results were supported with SEM micrographs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-707
Number of pages11
JournalComposite Interfaces
Volume15
Issue number7-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • Basalt fiber
  • Mechanical properties
  • Polymer composites
  • Reactive surfactants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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