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Title: INFLUENCE OF AMOUNT OF MAPE COMPATIBILISER ON TENSILE PROPERTIES OF HARDWOOD FIBER REINFORCED HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITE
Page Range: p.225-228
Author(s): Ogunsile B O; Palsule S
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Journal: Applied Polymer Composites
Issue Year: apc
Issue No: No.4
30/70 Wood fibre/high density polyethylene (30/70 WF/HDP) composites processed with 1.5% maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene (MAPE) as compatibiliser show acceptable tensile modulus and tensile strength, comparable with that of composites processed with 3% compatibiliser. Increasing the amount of MAPE compatibiliser does not appear to improve tensile strength of the WF/ PE composites and highlights the need to optimise the amount of compatibiliser for efficient wood/polyethylene composites. 8 Refs.