Agung, E. H. and Sapuan, S.M. and Hamdan, M.M. and Zaman, H. M.D. K. and Usman, Mustofa (2011) Study on abaca (Musa textilis Nee) fibre reinforced high impact polystyrene (HIPS) composites by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). International Journal of the Physical Sciences, 6 (8). pp. 2100-2106. ISSN 1992 - 1950


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In this research, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) was used to measure the amount and rate of change in the weight (weight loss) of abaca fibre reinforced high impact polystyrene (HIPS) composites as a function of temperature. The function determined the composition of abaca fibre reinforced HIPS composites on predicting the thermal stability. The optimum composites designed with composition of abaca fibre 40 wt%; maleic anhydride 1 and 3 wt%, impact modifier 4 and 6 wt% respectively. This paper studied the thermal characteristic of abaca fibre, reinforced HIPS composites as compared to the neat HIPS. The measurements were carried out in temperatures ranging from 25°C to 600°C at heating rate 20°C min^-1 and nitrogen gas flow of 50 ml min^-1. The results from TGA analysis have shown that the combination among the coupling agent maleic anhydride, impact modifier and abaca fibre has improved the thermal stability of composites.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam (FMIPA) > Prodi Matematika
Depositing User: MUSTOFA US
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2018 04:23
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2018 04:23

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