Manufacturing and Characterization of Oil-based Polymer Composites Reinforced with Kraft Pulp Fiber

Doaa Osman, Khaled Mohammed, Labiba Hussein, Renee Abdallah, Afaf Taman, Ahmed Hashem
2010 Journal of Applied Sciences Research   unpublished
Pulp, an amorphous polymeric material composed of glucose units was used as a mechanical property modifier for the insulating oil-based polymer composites. It blends up to 30 wt% that should open possibilities for new applications of such composites beyond the scope of structural materials. The aim of this work is to describe the preparation of insulating oil which is blended with low density polymers [polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP)] and Kraft pulp with different concentrations of
more » ... ncentrations of each component to manufacture different composites. The electrical properties (dielectric constant, energy loss and power factor) and mechanical properties (hardness and tear factor) for each blend were measured. It was shown that there is a different degradation for such blend types in electrical and mechanical properties between them.