The influence of fibre length and concentration on the properties of sisal fibre reinforced polypropylene composites

Christoph Burgs Taller, Wolfgang Stadlbauer

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

Abstract

In this work we investigated the influence of length and concentration of sisal fibres in PP for injection moulded composites. The fibres were incorporated into the matrix with a co-rotating twin screw extruder, in order to get the different compounds, which were injection moulded subsequently. The actual fibre length was determined after an extraction with xylene. Tensile strength and modulus and Charpy impact properties were measured and the flow curves were recorded with a capillary rheometer. The results show good correlations with the fibre length of the composites, and the tensile strength as well as the notched Charpy impact strength can be evaluated using rule-of-mixture like models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages2217-2221
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: 6 May 200711 May 2007

Conference

ConferenceSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period06.05.200711.05.2007

Keywords

  • Injection moulding
  • Interfacial shear strength
  • Rule of mixture
  • Sisal fibre

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The influence of fibre length and concentration on the properties of sisal fibre reinforced polypropylene composites'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this