An investigation on the processing of sisal fibre reinforced polypropylene composites

K. L. Fung, X. S. Xing, R. K.Y. Li, S. C. Tjong, Y. W. Mai

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Abstract

In this paper, a pre-impregnation technique has been introduced for the injection moulding of sisal fibre reinforced polypropylene (PP/SF) composites. The major advantasge of the pre-impregnation technique is that the PP/SF composites can be injection moulded with relatively lower barrel temperature, and therefore significant thermal degradation of the sisal fibres could be avoided. The resulting injection mouldings possessed lighter colour and no odor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1255-1258
Number of pages4
JournalComposites Science and Technology
Volume63
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • A. Short-fibre composites
  • B. Interface
  • E. Injection moulding
  • Polypropylene
  • Sisal fibre

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Engineering

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