Impact of delignification on mechanical, morphological, and thermal properties of wood sawdust reinforced unsaturated polyester composites

Rahman, M.R. (2016) Impact of delignification on mechanical, morphological, and thermal properties of wood sawdust reinforced unsaturated polyester composites. Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology. ISSN 1548-0585

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Abstract

Mechanical, morphological, and thermal properties of the raw and delignified wood sawdust (DWS) reinforced unsaturated polyester (UP) composites were evaluated. Composites were prepared using Resin Transfer molding technique by changing filler loading (5, 10, 15, and 20 wt%) for both raw and DWS reinforced UP. Mechanical (tensile and flexural), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), morphological (scanning electron microscopy [SEM]) and thermal (thermogravimetric analysis [TGA]) properties were successively characterized. FTIR confirmed the removal of lignin from wood sawdust during the delignification process. The tensile strength, Young's modulus, and flexural strength values increased only up to 15% filler loading then decreased with increasing the filler. DWS reinforced composites had better mechanical properties compared to raw composites. SEM micrographs reveal that DWS reinforced composites have good compatibility with UP resin. According to TGA results, DWS reinforced composites showed enhanced thermal stability at the final decomposition stage above 400°C.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mechanical, morphological, thermal properties, composites, Natural lignocellulosic fibers, Wood Sawdust, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Meng
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 07:11
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12191

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