Paper Title:
Mechanical Properties of Polylactic Acid and Natural Rubber Blends Using Vetiver Grass Fiber as Filler
  Abstract

Polylactic acid (PLA) and natural rubber (NR) were melt blended with vetiver grass fiber using an internal mixer. Heat treatment at the temperature of 180°C was done to obtain heat treated vetiver grass fiber. Glycidyl methacrylate grafted natural rubber (NR-g-GMA) was used as a compatibilizer of PLA/vetiver/NR composites. The injection molding and compression molding were used to prepare the specimens. Molecular weight determination of PLA before and after processing was done by Gel Permeable Chromatography (GPC).Comparisons between the mechanical properties of the composites prepared from injection molding and compression molding were made.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 123-125)
Edited by
Joong Hee Lee
Pages
1167-1170
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.123-125.1167
Citation
P. Juntuek, C. Ruksakulpiwat, P. Chumsamrong, Y. Ruksakulpiwat, "Mechanical Properties of Polylactic Acid and Natural Rubber Blends Using Vetiver Grass Fiber as Filler", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 123-125, pp. 1167-1170, 2010
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August 2010
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