Determination of Mechanical Behaviour of Wood Polymer Composites Manufactured Using Waste Aluminium Polyethylene (Tetra Pak) and Brass Handle


Kaymakci A. , Ayrilmis N. , Akbulut T.

TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH, cilt.1, ss.334-344, 2012 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 1 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.334-344

Özet

In this study, we evaluated some mechanical properties of aluminum polyethylene (Tetra Pak) composites reinforced with rice husk flour. To meet this objective, rice husk flour was compounded with aluminum polyethylene with coupling agent (MAPE) in a twin screw co-rotating extruder and then was manufactured by injection molding process. The modulus in the flexural and tensile improved with increasing rice husk flour content while the tensile and flexural strengths of the samples decreased. The use of maleic anhydride polyethylene had a positive effect on the mechanical properties of the aluminum polyethylene composites reinforced with rice husk flour. This work showed that the composites treated with maleated polyethylene could be efficiently used as decking products, due to satisfactory mechanical properties of the composites.