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RECYCLED PET FOR RICE HUSK/POLYESTER COMPOSITES

Ahmad, Ishak and Abu Bakar, D. R. and Mokhilas, S. N. and Ramli, Anita (2005) RECYCLED PET FOR RICE HUSK/POLYESTER COMPOSITES. [Citation Index Journal]

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Abstract

Rice husks were combined with unsaturated polyester resin, synthesized from glycolysed product of poly (ethylene terephthalate) (PET) waste to form rice husk (RH)/polyester composites. PET from post-consumer soft drink bottles was recycled through glycolysis, followed by polyesterified with maleic anhydride and then cross-linked with styrene to produce a formulation for the resin. Characterizations of the synthesized resin were performed by hydroxyl, acid values and Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR) techniques. The effect of filler loading and surface modification of rice husks on the mechanical properties of the composites were also investigated. It has been observed that the increasing filler loading resulted in reduction of tensile strength, elongation at break and impact strength but increased tensile modulus and hardness. At similar filler loading, alkalized filler composites have higher mechanical properties.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Fundamental & Applied Sciences
ID Code:3294
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Anita Ramli
Deposited On:24 Nov 2010 00:37
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:27

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