Influence of water on properties of cellulosic fibre reinforced polypropylene composites

H. Hargitai, I. Rácz

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Abstract

Flax fibers with different moisture content were used as reinforcement in polypropylene matrix with maleic anhydride grafted polypropylene coupling agent. Mechanical properties - three point bending and Izod impact strength - were investigated as a function of moisture content of the fiber, and amount of applied coupling agent. By decreasing the moisture content of the fiber all the investigated properties can be improved. Using PPgMA as coupling agent the three point bending characteristics (flexural strength, flexural modulus, and ultimate bending stress) were better, while the impact strength decreased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-674
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Polymeric Materials
Volume47
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Polypropylenes
Coupling agents
Moisture
Impact strength
Water
Fibers
Composite materials
Maleic Anhydrides
Flax
Maleic anhydride
Bending strength
Reinforcement
Mechanical properties

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  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Influence of water on properties of cellulosic fibre reinforced polypropylene composites. / Hargitai, H.; Rácz, I.

In: International Journal of Polymeric Materials, Vol. 47, No. 4, 2000, p. 667-674.

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