Effect of Amino Silane coupling agent on Mechanical properties of Nylon-6 / Cenosphere composites

Authors

  • Bhaskar I. Oza Department of Plastic Engineering Government Polytechnic, Ahmedabad

Keywords:

Cenosphere (CS), Nylon-6(PA6), Amino Silane Coupling Agent, Mechanical properties, Flexural strength, Flexural modulus, Tensile strength, Impact strength, Hardness and Abrasion resistance

Abstract

Untreated and treated with Amino Silane Coupling Agent composites of Nylon 6/Cenosphere were prepared
with different loading (10, 20 and 30 % w/w) of CS (5-100 µm) by co-rotating twin screw extruder. Injection molded
specimens were prepared to evaluate mechanical properties of developed composites. Mechanical properties like
Flexural strength, Flexural modulus, Tensile strength, Impact strength, Hardness and Abrasion resistance were
evaluated for these composites.
Addition of Cenosphere improves flexural modulus, flexural strength, and hardness and abrasion resistance besides
reducing cost of the final product. Silane Coupling Agent modified CS improves impact strength, tensile strength and
flexural strength compared to unmodified composites. As Cenospheres are generated from fly ash in thermal power
plant, they are environment friendly, eco-friendly and help to preserve natural virgin filler. The results suggest
application of Cenosphere filled Nylon-6 in light weight automotive parts instead of glass filled Nylon-6.

Published

2015-07-25

How to Cite

Bhaskar I. Oza. (2015). Effect of Amino Silane coupling agent on Mechanical properties of Nylon-6 / Cenosphere composites. International Journal of Advance Engineering and Research Development (IJAERD), 2(7), 188–194. Retrieved from https://ijaerd.com/index.php/IJAERD/article/view/986