Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Wood-Plastic Composites Reinforced With Hexagonal Boron Nitride

Ayrilmis N. , Dundar T. , Kaymakci A., Ozdemir F., Kwon J. H.

POLYMER COMPOSITES, cilt.35, sa.1, ss.194-200, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/pc.22650
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.194-200


Mechanical, thermal, and morphological properties of injection molded wood-plastic composites (WPCs) prepared from poplar wood flour (50 wt%), thermoplastics (high density polyethlyne or polypropylene) with coupling agent (3 wt%), and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) (2, 4, or 6 wt%) nanopowder were investigated. The flexural and tensile properties of WPCs significantly improved with increasing content of the h-BN. Unlike the tensile and flexural properties, the notched izod impact strength of WPCs decreased with increasing content of h-BN but it was higher than that of WPCs without the h-BN. The WPCs containing h-BN were stiffer than those without h-BN. The tensile elongation at break values of WPCs increased with the addition of h-BN. The differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis showed that the crystallinity, melting enthalpy, and crystallization enthalpy of the WPCs increased with increasing content of the h-BN. The increase in the crystallization peak temperature of WPCs indicated that h-BN was the efficient nucleating agent for the thermoplastic composites to increase the crystallization rate. POLYM. COMPOS., 35:194-200, 2014. (c) 2013 Society of Plastics Engineers