Influence Study of Aluminum Dross on Polypropylene Matrix-Polymer Composite Material Properties

Kongchatree, Khanob;Yaemphuan, Paiboon;Kaewwichit, Jesada;Roybang, Waraporn;Kimapong, Kittipong

  • Received : 2015.03.23
  • Accepted : 2015.05.21
  • Published : 2015.06.30


This paper is aimed to study the influence of aluminium dross from Thai aluminum casting factory on polypropylene matrix-polymer composite material properties. The summarized experimental results are as follows. An increase in the amount of aluminum dross polymer composite material affected to increase hardness, modulus of elasticity and abrasion resistance. However, the increase of the aluminum dross had no effects to change the yield strength and the melting temperature of the polymer composite material. The aluminum dross also affected to form the crystallinity at $117-122^{\circ}C$ and directly increased the rigid property of the composite materials. The microstructure examination revealed that the aluminum dross was located in a polymer matrix and affected to increase the dark colour of the polymer composite material.


aluminium dross;polypropylene;composite;mechanical properties


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