Effect of arenga pinnata “ijuk” fiber as nucleating agent on crystallization kinetics of impact polypropylene copolymer

Mochamad Chalid, Evana Yuanita, Ghiska Ramahdita, Jaka Fajar Fatriansyah

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Abstract

Impact Polypropylene Copolymer (IPC) is one of the PP type which is widely used. IPC was made with addition of ethylene in PP which decreases PP crystallinity. Many efforts have been made to improve the properties of PP crystallinity by addition of nucleating agents. In this study, we use Arenga Pinnata “Ijuk” fiber as PP nucleating agent. In order to determine the effect of “Ijuk” fiber as nucleating agents in kinetics aspect, we used DSC measurement based on Avrami equation. The results showed that the addition of ijuk decreases crystallizationhalf timeand dimension of crystal growth which indicate the effects of “Ijuk” fiber as a nucleating agent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers of Composite Materials II
EditorsDarren Martin
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages56-60
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783035712070
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event2nd International Conference on Frontiers of Composite Materials, ICFCM 2017 - [state] VIC, Australia
Duration: 15 Nov 201717 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume923 MSF
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Frontiers of Composite Materials, ICFCM 2017
Country/TerritoryAustralia
City[state] VIC
Period15/11/1717/11/17

Keywords

  • Crystallization
  • Ijuk
  • Nucleating agent
  • Polypropylene

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