Study of Mechanical Properties of Polypropylene (PP), Sugarcane Bagasse (SCB) and Ground Nut Shell (GNSP) Composites

Authors(3) :-Syed Mazher Abbas Rizvi, Anshika Awasthi, Himanshu Gupta

To determine the possibility of using sugar- cane bagasse (SCB)and ground nut shell particulate(GNSP) waste as reinforcing ?ller in the thermo plastic polymer matrix, SCB&GNSP-reinforced polypropylene (PP) composites were prepared. The PP and SCB and GNSP composites were prepared by the extrusion of PP and GNSP with 5, 10, 15, and 20 wt % of SCB and GNSP with 3,6,9 and 12% filler in a co rotating twin screw extruder.. The extruded strands were cut into pellets and injection molded to make test specimens. These specimens were tested for physical and mechanical properties such as tensile, flexural, Izod impact strength shore D hardness and water absorption. It was found that the Tensile strength increased from 28.06 to 30.72 MPa, Flexural strength increased from 27.62 to 42.63 MPa, Izod impact strength decreased from 34.31 to 31.93 J/m, and Shore D Hardness increased from 64.75 to 76.20, with increase in filler loading from 5 to 20% in the PP matrix. The decrease in Izod Impact strength and elongation with addition of SCB & GNSP filler to PP matrix follows the general trend of filler effects on polymer matrix. However, the main purpose of this work was to study the effect of SCB & GNSP waste on the mechanical properties of the PP Composites. The SCB and GNSP waste can be used as filler in the PP composites, which will reduce cost and give environmental benefits.

Authors and Affiliations

Syed Mazher Abbas Rizvi
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.I.T.M , Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India
Anshika Awasthi
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.I.T.M , Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India
Himanshu Gupta
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.I.T.M , Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India

Composite; Polypropylene; Bagasse; Mechanical Properties; Thermal Properties

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 2 | March-April 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 300-303
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET173661
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Syed Mazher Abbas Rizvi, Anshika Awasthi, Himanshu Gupta, " Study of Mechanical Properties of Polypropylene (PP), Sugarcane Bagasse (SCB) and Ground Nut Shell (GNSP) Composites , International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.300-303, March-April-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET173661

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