|Title:||Thermal degradation of coir fiber reinforced low-density polyethylene composites|
Sinha, Shishir N.
|Published in:||Science and Engineering of Composite Materials|
|Abstract:||In the present study, the effect of fiber surface treatments (alkali and acrylic acid) on the thermal degradation behavior of coir fiber (CF)-low-density polyethylene (LDPE) composites with or without compatibilizer (maleic anhydride grafted LDPE, MA-g-LDPE) using thermogravimetric and derivative thermogravimetric analyses (TG/DTG) was analyzed and compared with those of untreated fiber composites. The TG/DTG results revealed that the thermal stability of the CF improved after the chemical treatments. However, the composite containing treated fiber showed lower thermal stability and started to degrade at a faster rate above 380°C in comparison to composites containing untreated fiber composites. Furthermore, the addition of MA-g-LDPE led to improvement in the thermal stability of both treated and untreated fiber composites in comparison to the same composite formulation without MA-g-LDPE. The composite containing untreated fiber and MA-g-LDPE demonstrated superior thermal stability among all the formulated composites, indicating strong fiber-matrix adhesion. © 2018 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston.|
|Citation:||Science and Engineering of Composite Materials (2018), 25(2): 363-372|
|Publisher:||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Author Scopus IDs:||56723510300|
|Author Affiliations:||Prasad, N., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India|
Agarwal, V.K., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Sinha, S., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
|Funding Details:||This study was supported by the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttrakhand, India, and the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD), New Delhi, India.|
|Corresponding Author:||Prasad, N.; Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal Publications [CH]|
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