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Advances in Materials Research
  Volume 3, Number 3, October 2014 , pages 129-137

Biocomposites from polypropylene and corn cob: Effect maleic anhydride grafted polypropylene
Salmah H., M.Z. Marliza and E. Selvi

    Biocomposites from polypropylene (PP) and corn cob (CC) were investigated. The effect of corn cob content and maleic anhydride polypropylene (MAPP) as compatibilizer were studied. Results showed that addition of corn cob (CC) in PP have decreased the tensile strength and elongation at break, whereas modulus of elasticity of biocomposites increased. The biocomposites with the MAPP as compatibilizer exhibited higher tensile strength and modulus of elasticity compared biocomposites without MAPP. The morphology study of biocomposites indicates that enhanced the interfacial interaction and adhesion between filler and matrix with the presence of MAPP.
Key Words
    polypropylene; corn cob; compatibilizer; biocomposites
Salmah H., M.Z. Marliza and E. Selvi: School of Materials Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, 02600, Jejawi, Perlis

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