MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 26, 20152015 3rd Asia Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering (ACMME 2015)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Advanced materials and properties|
|Published online||12 October 2015|
Effect of Graphene Loading on Mechanical and Morphological Properties of Recycled Polypropylene/Polyaniline Nanocomposites
1 Enhanced Polymer Research Group, Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, 81310 Skudai, Malaysia
2 Chemical Eng. Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh 1142a, Saudi
The investigation of the graphene (GN) performance in improving mechanical properties of recycled polypropylene with crosslinkedpolyaniline (rPP-g-PANI) was prepared via ultrasound extrusion. The concentration of GN in the research was varied from 0.5 to 3 phr, while polyaniline (PANI) and dycumil peroxide(DCP) were fixed at 4 wt. % and 1 phr loading, respectively. The morphological structure of the nanocomposites was investigated using fill emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and confirmed a good dispersion of PANI and GN on rPP matrix. The increasing loading of GN has promoted a slight improvement in tensile modulus and tensile strength at 1.5 and 2 phr of GN loadings, respectively. However elongation at break showed a decrease at all PANI loadings due to lack of interfacial addition between PANI/GN particles and the rPP matrix.
© Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2015
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.