Investigation of interfacial strength between polyethylene terephthalate fibre and maleic anhydride modified polypropylene

Fiona Gentles, James Thomason

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Abstract

Single fibre pull out was used to investigate the interfacial shear strength (IFSS) between Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) fibre and Polypropylene (PP) matrix containing various percentages of maleic anhydride (MA). Glass Fibre (GF) – PP was used as a benchmark for the PET-PP IFSS to ascertain whether PET fibre could match the IFSS performance of glass fibre. The results of the pull out test show that the IFSS of PET – PP increase from 1.3MPa to 5.5MPa when increasing the MA content from 0% to 10% with maximum GF – PP IFSS reaching 10.2 MPa at 1.5% MA.
Original languageEnglish
PagesPaper 421
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2012
Event15th European Conference on Composite Materials - Venice, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201228 Jun 2012

Conference

Conference15th European Conference on Composite Materials
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period24/06/1228/06/12

Keywords

  • Polyethylene Terephth alate Fibre
  • polypropylene
  • interfacial strength
  • single fibre pull-out

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