Effect of Short Glass Fiber on Mechanical and Rheological Properties of PMMA/SBR Vulcanizate

  • G. M. Mamoor Polymer and Process Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Nida Qamar Polymer and Process Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Umer Mehmood Polymer and Process Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Shahzad Kamal University of engineering & technology lahore
Keywords: Vulcanizate, Dicumyl peroxide, Cross linking, Short glass fiber, Plastograph

Abstract

Thermoplastic vulcanizates of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) were prepared by melt processing using dicumyl peroxide (DCP) as a vulcanizing agent. Effect of short glass fiber (SGF) on mechanical and rheological properties of PMMA/SBR vulcanizates has been investigated using universal testing machine and melt flow indexer. The results revealed increase in tensile strength and decrease in melt flow index as well as elongation at break on increasing concentration of short glass fiber. It was also scrutinized that with increase in fiber contents consistency index increases. On increasing fiber contents vulcanizates show more pronounced pseudoplastic behaviour.

DOI: 10.3329/cerb.v13i2.3535

Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin 13 (2009) 51-54

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Author Biography

Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, University of engineering & technology lahore
lecturer polymer & process engineering department UET lahore.
Published
2009-12-29
How to Cite
Mamoor, G., Qamar, N., Mehmood, U., & Kamal, M. (2009). Effect of Short Glass Fiber on Mechanical and Rheological Properties of PMMA/SBR Vulcanizate. Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin, 13(2), 51-54. https://doi.org/10.3329/cerb.v13i2.3535
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