Heat Distortion Temperature and Shear Property Examination of Composites using Recycled Glass Fibres and Recycled PPCP
Bikramjit Singh1, Gajendra Dixit2, Savita Dixit3
1Bikramjit Singh*, Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, Bhopal, India.
2Dr. Gajendra Dixit, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.
3Dr. Savita Dixit, Department of Chemistry, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.
Manuscript received on December 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 22, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 350-352 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: B6504129219/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B6504.019320
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Abstract: Pollution from plastic materials has become a severe problem all around the world. Plastics, due to their long lasting properties are utilized majorly in almost every application from packaging, electrical appliances, vehicle parts etc. the major concern related to plastics are that they are non-degradable and hence are harmful for environment. Several researches have been done in utilizing plastic material in addition with some other materials to form a composite material which has better properties than pure substances. Plastics with glass fibres are one such of composition where the new material formed can be used for several day to day applications. Hence the present work focuses on, manufacturing of a composite material from recycled glass fibres and recycled polypropylene co-polymers (PPCP) in varying ratios. A total of six specimens are made and results for Heat deflection temperature (HDT) 70:30 has the best results compared to other compositions. Results are also calculated for shear strength for the same composition of specimen, which shows better results compared to wood material (plywood). This experiment provides a solution for utilizing the waste plastic material found in waste lands and scrapyards which continuously pollute the environment.
Keywords: Plastic, HDT, Shear strength, glass fibers, PPCP.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials