Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Composites from Unsaturated Polyester Filled with Oil Palm

  title={Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Composites from Unsaturated Polyester Filled with Oil Palm},
  author={Ash and Mourad S. Ibrahim and S. M. Sapuan and A. A. Faieza},
Oil palm ash (OPA) is available in abundance, is renewable, can be obtained at no cost and shows good performance at high thermal conditions. Combinations of the unsaturated polyester with natural fillers have been reported to improve the mechanical and thermal properties of composites. Utilisation of oil palm ash as a filler in the manufacture of polymer composites can significantly reduce the requirement for other binders or matrixes of composite materials. This research uses oil palm ash as… CONTINUE READING
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