E3S Web Conf.
Volume 130, 2019The 1st International Conference on Automotive, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering (IC-AMME 2018)
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Published online||15 November 2019|
The Effect of Coconut Shell Powder as Functional Filler in Polypropylene during Compounding and Subsequent Molding
Baylor University, 1301 S University Parks Dr,
b Petra Christian University, Jalan Siwalankerto 121-131 Surabaya, 60236 Indonesia
* Corresponding author: CWalter_Bradley@baylor.edu
Fine powder produced from coconut shells (CSP) has been found to be excellent functional filler in polypropylene, significantly increasing flexural and tensile moduli, slightly increasing tensile strength, and good retention of Izod impact strength at weight percentages less than 20 %. The research presented in this paper explores the temperature processing window for coconut shell powder filled polypropylene and the change in the rheological behavior of the polypropylene due to the addition of CSP as functional filler in this processing temperature window. The reason for the simultaneous increase in flexural modulus, tensile strength, and good retention of Izod impact behavior is also investigated
Key words: Functional filler / impact strength / natural filler reinforcement / polymeric composites / rheological behavior
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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