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Crystallization, mechanical properties and thermal stability of cockleshell-derived CaCO3 filled polypropylene

TitleCrystallization, mechanical properties and thermal stability of cockleshell-derived CaCO3 filled polypropylene
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2559
Tertiary Authorsเจษฎา วงษ์อ่อน
JournalJOURNAL OF POLYMER RESEARCH
Volume23
Issue11
Date PublishedNOV 2016
Type of Articleบทความวิจัย
ISSN1022-9760
Accession NumberWOS:000411262700001
KeywordsCockleshell, Impact strength, Polypropylene, Spherulite, Thermal stability
Abstract

This study discusses the potential of utilizing waste cockleshell derived-CaCO3 (CS) as filler in polypropylene (PP). Mineral fillers were prepared from cockleshell-derived CaCO3 and used to fill polypropylene. The composites were prepared by melt blending and fabricated by injection and compression molding techniques. The effects of filler on crystal structure, crystallization and thermal degradation characteristics of filled polypropylene composites were elucidated. The cockleshell filler promoted the formation of the beta-crystalline phase in PP, which improved the rigidity and toughness of the composites. However, stearic acid treatments on the filler would significantly affect the nucleation process and therefore hindered crystallization. Acceleration in thermal degradation of PP was also noted with increasing filler loading.

URLhttps://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs10965-016-1119-x.pdf
DOI10.1007/s10965-016-1119-x
Reprint EditionThumsorn, S (reprint author)