Study of the Effect of Weathering in Natural Environment on Polypropylene and Its Composites: Morphological and Mechanical Properties

Mashael Al-Shabanat
2011 International Journal of Chemistry  
Three kinds of samples of PP, first was pure PP, second was PP with the basic stabilization and third with the talc as inorganic filler. The samples were produced using injection molding. The stability of prepared samples in natural weathering condition of Riyadh, in Saudi Arabia was studied. FT-IR and SEM were used to analyze the structural change. Stress at break, elongation at break and young's modulus measured as mechanical properties. However, talc was found to be able to stabilize PP a little.
more » ... o stabilize PP a little.
doi:10.5539/ijc.v3n1p129 fatcat:bgw2xfa7nbgbrnl2uv557j6bdy