Crystallization Kinetics of PP/Talc/Coir Hybrid Composites
Polypropylene (PP), a versatile polymer finds application in many sectors. However, it has low impact strength.To overcome this draw back elastomer is added, which results in improved impact property at the expense of decreased tensile strength. To improve this fillers are added. However some fillers also improve impact strength. In this work only fillers have been used to get balance of properties in PP. Knowledge of crystallization of PP is important for processing of PP. In this work the effect of hybrid fillers on PP has been studied on the isothermal and non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of PP. The fillers used are coir and talc.
Prof. Ramesh K. Agarwal
D. Purnima and S. Somarowthu, "Crystallization Kinetics of PP/Talc/Coir Hybrid Composites", Nano Hybrids and Composites, Vol. 16, pp. 3-8, 2017