Manufacturing Technique and Property Evaluation of Impact-Resistant Polypropylene/Glass Fiber Composites
Using the injection molding method, impact-resistant polypropylene (PP) and glass fibers (GF) with weight ratios of 5 wt%, 10 wt%, 15 wt%, 20 wt%, 25 wt% and 30 wt% were blended twice, completing high-impact PP/ GF composites. Next, the tensile strength test, flexural stress test and IZOD impact strength test measured the composites. According to the results, with an increase in glass fibers, the composites exhibited a greater tensile strength, which further reached to climax when the GF weight ratio was 25 wt%. However, tensile strength appeared inversely proportionate to the blending frequency. In addition, regardless of blending frequencies, the optimum flexural stress occurred when the GF weight ratio was 25 wt%; nevertheless, it started declining when the ratio was 30 wt%. Finally, indicated by IZOD impact test, the greater the GF weight ratio, the lower the impact strength the composites exited.
Zhong Cao, Xueqiang Cao, Lixian Sun, Yinghe He
C. W. Lou et al., "Manufacturing Technique and Property Evaluation of Impact-Resistant Polypropylene/Glass Fiber Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp. 1976-1979, 2011