Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Polypropylene/Carbon Black Composites


Kanbur Y., Kucukyavuz Z.

JOURNAL OF REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES, vol.28, no.18, pp.2251-2260, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0731684408092378
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES
  • Page Numbers: pp.2251-2260

Abstract

Polypropylene(PP)/carbon black(CB) composites at different compositions were prepared via melt blending of PP with CB. The effect of CB content on mechanical and electrical properties was studied. Test samples were prepared by injection molding and compression molding techniques. The effect of processing type on mechanical and electrical properties was also investigated. Composites become semi-conductive by addition of 2wt% CB. The relation between mechanical and electrical properties was discussed. The influence of CB content on morphology and crystallinity was also studied.