The Tribological Properties of Thermoplastic Polyetherimide Composites Filled with Kevlar Pulp
Kevlar pulps were employed as reinforcement for polyetherimide(PEI)composite. All filled and unfilled polyetherimide composites were tested against CGr15 ball and representative testing was performed. The effects of Kevlar content on tribological properties of the PEI composites were investigated. The worn surface morphologies of pure PEI and its composites were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the wear mechanisms were discussed. Results show that all filled polyetherimides have superior tribological characteristics to unfilled ones.
C. L. Cai et al., "The Tribological Properties of Thermoplastic Polyetherimide Composites Filled with Kevlar Pulp", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 66-68, pp. 862-865, 2011