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Preparation and characterization of polychloroprene/modified clay nanocomposites
(University of the Free State (Qwaqwa Campus), 2010-04)
Nanocomposites are a new class of mineral-filled plastics that contain relatively small amounts (<10%) of nanometer-sized clay particles. Production of rubber-based nanocomposites involves melt mixing the base polymer and ...
The morphology and properties of EVA/Malaysian empty fruit bunch composites
(University of the Free State (Qwaqwa Campus), 2010-12)
Composites based on ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers (EVA18 and EVA28) containing different vinyl acetate (18 and 28% VA) contents and empty fruit bunch (EFB) fibre were studied in this project. The EVA-EFB composites ...
Preparation and characterization of natural fibre/co-polyester biocomposites
(University of the Free State (Qwaqwa Campus), 2010-12-07)
The effects of natural fibre modification with sodium hydroxide, silane and Disperal nanopowder were investigated for copolyester/kenaf fibre biocomposites. The kenaf fibre was modified with sodium hydroxide followed by ...
Thermal and mechanical properties of LPDE/SISAL fibre composites compatibilized with paraffin waxes
(University of the Free State (Qwaqwa Campus), 2010-03)
The effects of maleic anhydride grafted Fitscher-Tropsch paraffin wax (MA-g-wax) and oxidised Fischer-Tropsch paraffin wax (OxWax) content on the morphology, thermal, mechanical and thermomechanical properties of LDPE/sisal ...