Improved thermal properties of jute fiber-reinforced polyethylene nanocomposites

Md Faruk, Hossen and Sinin, Hamdan and Md Rezaur, Rahman and Islam, Md Saiful Aiful and Fui, Kiew Liew and Josephine, Chang Fui Hui and Md Mizanur, Rahman (2017) Improved thermal properties of jute fiber-reinforced polyethylene nanocomposites. Polymer Composites, 38 (7). pp. 1266-1272. ISSN 02728397

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The thermal behavior of chemically modified jute fiber-reinforced polyethylene (PE) nanocomposites was investigated. Nanocomposites were prepared by hot press molding technique using different fiber loadings (5, 10, 15, and 20 wt%) for both treated and untreated fibers. Jute fibers were chemically modified with benzene diazonium salt to increase their compatibility with the PE matrix. Surface and thermal properties were subsequently characterized. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy analysis were used to study the surface morphology. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry were carried out for thermal characterization. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy study showed interfacial interaction among jute fiber, PE, and nanoclay. It was observed that, at optimum fiber content (15 wt%), treated jute fiber-reinforced composites showed better thermal properties compared with that of untreated ones and also that nanoclay-incorporated composites showed enhanced higher thermal properties compared with those without nanoclay. POLYM. COMPOS., 38:1266–1272, 2017. © 2015 Society of Plastics Engineers. © 2015 Society of Plastics Engineers

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: thermal behavior, chemical, polymers, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 01:52
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2017 01:52

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