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Title: OIL PALM MESOCARP PARTICLES REINFORCED CASHEW NUT SHELL NOVOLAC RESIN COMPOSITES
Page Range: p.27-36
Author(s): Obasi H C; Igwe I O; Onyeagoro G N; Obidiegwu M U; Anyanwu P I
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Journal: Applied Polymer Composites
Issue Year: apc
Volume: 2
Issue No: No. 1

Abstract
Oil palm mesocarp particle (OPMP) reinforced cashew nut shell Novolac resin (CNSR) composites (OPMP/CNSR) have been processed at different filler contents (0 to 25 wt%) and particle sizes (400 (mu)m, 500 (mu)m and 600 (mu)m). Both the amount of reinforcement and particle size influence the Young's modulus, tensile strength, elongation at break, flexural strength, flexural modulus, and water absorption of OPMP/CNSR composites. The optimum properties were observed at 20 wt% filler content and 400 (mu)m particle sizes. 23 Refs.

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