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Title: Coconut fiber reinforced high density polyethylene composites by compatibilizer process
Page Range: p.167-176
Author(s): Anshu Anjali Singh; Kishor Biswas; Dinesh Priyanka; Sanjay Palsule
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Journal: Applied Polymer Composites
Issue Year: apc
Volume: 2
Issue No: No.3

Abstract
Coconut fibre (CNF) reinforced high density polyethylene (HDPE) composites have been processed using maleic anhydride grafted high density polyethylene as compatibilisers by twin extrusion and injection moulding. Successful formation of the CNF/HDPE composites - evident from increasing mechanical properties of composites with increasing CNF in them - appears to have resulted from good fibre/matrix interfacial adhesion in CNF/HDPE composites due to the use of 1.2% maleic anhydride grafted high density polyethylene (MA-g-HDPE) as a compatibilisers. Mechanical properties of the composites decrease after moisture absorption. 10 Refs.

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