The Studying on the Influence of Coupling Agents to Short Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide Composites
Influence of coupling agents on microstructure and mechanical properties of short glass fiber reinforced PA66 composites(SGF/PA66) were investigated by using twin screws extruder and injection machine in this paper. When coupling agents (A1100 or A1100+A+B) were added, short glass fiber was distributed in the PA66 matrix more homogeneously; at the same time, the microstructure and properties of GF/PA66 were improved too. Modified effect of multiple coupling agent (A1100+A+B) is better than that of only A1100 and the desired content of A1100 is about 1.5~2.0wt%. When glass fiber content was less than the critical value (35~40%), mechanical properties of PA composites increase with fiber content increasing, but it begin to decrease when content was excess that value. At last, Failure mechanism of GF/PA66 (treated by A1100 or A1100+A+B) was obtained: adhesion of interface between glass fiber and PA66 matrix, friction after the adhesion, glass fiber pullouted and matrix failure.
Qi Luo and Yuanzhi Wang
J. Liu and X. G. Liu, "The Studying on the Influence of Coupling Agents to Short Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 181-182, pp. 836-841, 2011