Optimization of Processing Parameters of Compression Molding of Hybrid Thermoplastic Composites

Hybrid 열가소성 복합재료의 압축성형에서 공정변수의 최적화

  • 이중희 (전북대학교 신소재공학부) ;
  • 허석봉 (전북대학교 고분자공학과 대학) ;
  • 이봉신 (전북대학교 고분자공학과 대학원)
  • Published : 2001.10.01


The objective of this work was to optimize processing parameters of hybrid thermoplastic composites in compression molding. The mechanical properties of the composites manufactured with various forming conditions were measured to characterize processing parameters. Polypropylene(PP) composites containing randomly oriented long carbon fiber and carbon black were used in this work. The composite materials contained 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20% carbon fiber and 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, and 25% carbon black by weight. Compression molding was conducted at various mold temperatures. The temperature of the material in the mid-plain was monitored during the forming. Crystallinity was also measured by using XRD. The tensile modulus of the composites increase, with increasing the mold temperature. However, the impact strength of the composites decreases as mold temperature increases.