PREPARATION AND STUDY SOME OF THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES FOR WOOD- PLASTIC COMPOSITES
Raya Ali Abed*, Abdulhameed Raheem Al-Sarraf Al-Sarraf, & Mohammed Al-Maamori
College of Education for Pure Science IbnAlhaithm, Department of Physics, University of Baghdad Iraq
*Corresponding Author Email: [email protected]
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.
The purpose of this research is to study the mechanical properties of polypropylene that is reinforced with wood minutes (reed), and the enhance in some of mechanical properties by treating with silane coupling agent also the effect of adding magnesium oxide and zinc stearate, The results showed that the surface hardness values of polypropylene before and after reinforced its range (62-75), this shows an increase in the hardness values with the addition of the reinforcement material. Also for the impact strength, results range (9.46-13.28) kj/m2, while wear rate from 5.83*10-8gm/cm to 5.15*10-9 gm/cm as well as for tensile test the maximum tensile strength value about (28.29) Mpa, while for the creep test the value of strain about (0.427). From results, notice that all mechanical properties have been improved.