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Tensile and Impact Properties of Jute/Glass and Jute/Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene

Kaushik V. Prasad, Arun Kumar D. T, Raghavendra Rao P. S



Composites have created a niche in the world market today as they provide a stiff, strong and lightweight material. Two types of composites polypropylene/jute/glass fiber and polypropylene/jute/carbon fibers were prepared by varying the percentages of jute, glass and carbon fibers, respectively. A proportion of 35:5, 30:10, 25:15 and 20:20 were maintained between jute and other reinforcing fiber (glass or carbon) in polypropylene matrix. Tensile and impact test specimens were prepared using injection moulding. Tensile test shows that average young’s modulus increases for both composites with increase in fiber content. However, carbon fiber based composites show slightly higher Young’s modulus compared to glass fiber based composites. The average tensile strength drops when the proportion of glass and carbon fibers is 5 percent and then increases with fiber content. Impact strength decreases with increase in glass and carbon fiber content in both the composites.


Keywords: Composites, glass fibers, carbon fibers, polypropylene, jute fibers, mechanical properties, injection moulding, tensile properties, impact properties


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Arun Kumar DT, Kaushik V Prasad, Raghavendra Rao PS. Tensile and Impact properties of jute/glass and jute/carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene. Journal of Polymer & Composites. 2016; 4(3): 35–39p.

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