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dc.contributor.advisorBalköse, E.Gülsüm Devrimen
dc.contributor.authorÖzmıhçı, Filiz-
dc.descriptionThesis (Master)--Izmir Institute of Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, Izmir, 1999en
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves: 104-108)en
dc.descriptionText in English; Abstract: Turkish and Englishen
dc.descriptionxv, 108 leavesen
dc.description.abstractIn this project, preparation and characterization of polypropylene natural zeolite composites were studied. Three different series of preparation methods were performed, hot press, microscope slide, and extrusion. The composites are ranged between 0-10 wt%, 0-50 wt%, and 0-6 wt% zeolites, for hot press, microscope slide, and extrusion respectively.Polymer matrix composites are materials which contain polymers as matrix materials surrounding very small reinforcing fibers or fillers. Polymeric composites have great potential from a manufacturing standpoint and show advantages. Such as they are inexpensive, derive from natural sources, present lower density than mineral fillers, and increases the mechanical properties of the final product.In this research polypropylene was used as a matrix material and natural zeolite as a filler. Natural zeolite particles were modified with polyethylene glycol to break agglomerates and make a homogenous dispersion of natural zeolite in polypropylene matrix. These composites were characterized by using differential scanning calorimetry, thermal gravimetric analyzer, infrared spectrophotometer, optical microscopy, mechanical testing and by density measurement device. It has been found that, branched shaped air pockets existed in hot pressed and extruded composites. This causes low mechanical strength, and the densities of these films also indicate the presence of voids in the composite.en
dc.publisherIzmir Institute of Technologyen
dc.publisherIzmir Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subject.lccTA418.9.C6 .O96 1999en
dc.subject.lcshComposite materialsen
dc.subject.lcshPolymeric compositesen
dc.titlePolyropylene - natural zeolite composite filmsen_US
dc.typeMaster Thesisen_US
dc.institutionauthorÖzmıhçı, Filiz-
dc.departmentIzmir Institute of Technology. Materials Science and Engineeringen
dc.departmentIzmir Institute of Technology. Materials Science and Engineeringen_US
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