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Characterization of highly filled wood flour-polyvinyl chloride composites: Dynamic mechanical and dielectric analysis
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Volume: 50
Issue: 6
Pages: 1253 - 1260
Viscoelastic and dielectric properties of composites with polyvinyl chloride as major matrix constituent, ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) as polymeric plasticizer, and wood flour (WF) and fly ash (FA) as filler have been studied. The effect of variation of WF, FA, and EVA on storage modulus E', loss modulus E", and glass transition temperature, Tg has been evaluated using dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA). Effect on permittivity ε' and conductivity is evaluated using dielectric analysis. The results show considerable influence of constituents of the composite on the properties evaluated. DMA shows that WF contributes to an increase in Tg, E', and E" and a decrease in loss tangent, tan δ. The FA content has insignificant effect on these properties. Increasing WF content increases ε'. © 2009 Society of Plastics Engineers.
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