Evaluation of injection moulded natural fibre-polyolefin for potential in automotive applications

James Thomason, José Luis Rudeiros-Fernández

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Abstract

This paper presents a study on the measurements of the interfacial adhesion of coir fibre with various polyolefin matrices along with the mechanical properties of their related injection moulded composites. Fibre-matrix adhesion, including the effect of coupling agent, was characterised using the fibre pull-out method. The addition of coupling agent significantly increased the interfacial shear strength of coir fibre polypropylene. Results are also presented from tensile and impact testing of coir reinforced polyolefin composites. The results show that the coupling agent increases composite tensile strength and unnotched impact strength.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Event4th International Conference on Natural Fibers - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 1 Jul 20193 Jul 2019

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Conference4th International Conference on Natural Fibers
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period1/07/193/07/19

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Natural fibers
Polyolefins
Coupling agents
Fibers
Composite materials
Adhesion
Impact testing
Tensile testing
Impact strength
Shear strength
Polypropylenes
Tensile strength
Mechanical properties

Keywords

  • coir fibre
  • polyolefin
  • polypropylene
  • tensile strength variability

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Thomason, J., & Rudeiros-Fernández, J. L. (2019). Evaluation of injection moulded natural fibre-polyolefin for potential in automotive applications. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Natural Fibers, Porto, Portugal.
Thomason, James ; Rudeiros-Fernández, José Luis. / Evaluation of injection moulded natural fibre-polyolefin for potential in automotive applications. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Natural Fibers, Porto, Portugal.2 p.
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2019. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Natural Fibers, Porto, Portugal.

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