Preparing of SMC Artificial Marble and its Mechanical Properties
In this article, a kind of SMC artificial marble was prepared. In order to enhance the mechanical properties and prolong the using life of SMC artificial marble, some effects such as fiber content, filler content and molding temperature etc. on the mechanical properties were carefully studied, too. Results showed that the increase of fiber content could improve the impact strength of SMC artificial marble when the fiber length was 10mm and the increase of filler content would decrease the flexural strength of SMC artificial marble. And the molding temperature at the range of 130°C ~ 160°C had little influence on the mechanical properties of SMC artificial marble. Comparing with natural marble and casting marble, SMC artificial marble owed superior overall performance and it was much more suitable for industry production.
J. Li et al., "Preparing of SMC Artificial Marble and its Mechanical Properties", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 55-57, pp. 447-450, 2011