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Influence of Fiber Content on Mechanical, Morphological and Thermal Properties of Waste Textile Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composites


Volume 27, Issue 2, November 2016, Pages 312–321

 Influence of Fiber Content on Mechanical, Morphological and Thermal Properties of Waste Textile Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composites

Md. Ashif Anwar, Md. Abdul Aziz Antor, and Ahmed Sharif

Original language: English

Received 14 August 2016

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


In textile industry, production and consumption of textiles produce huge amount of waste every year, rendering its main conclusion that it is one of the most polluting industry. To counter the problem, reinforcing waste textile fiber with polymeric materials is one of the measures for reducing textile industry’s negative contribution towards environment. In the current work, waste textile fiber reinforced polypropylene composites were prepared using hot press machine at different fiber loading (10, 20 and 30 wt%). Mechanical properties of such composites were investigated by tensile, flexural, impact and hardness tests. Generally, their mechanical properties showed a decreasing trend except impact strength that followed increasing trend. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) were also carried out for the characterization of the composites. The FTIR analysis of the composites showed increase of fiber content. Tensile fracture surface morphology and thermal stability of the composites were examined by SEM and TGA analysis respectively.

Author Keywords: Fiber, textiles, waste, polypropylene and composites.


How to Cite this Article


Md. Ashif Anwar, Md. Abdul Aziz Antor, and Ahmed Sharif, “Influence of Fiber Content on Mechanical, Morphological and Thermal Properties of Waste Textile Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composites,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 312–321, November 2016.