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Modification in Mechanical, Thermal and Micro structural Properties of Low Grade Wood through Vacuum Impregnation of polymers


Yogendra Kumar , IFTM University Moradabad; Dr. Manoj Kumar , IFTM University Moradabad; Kuldeep Kumar, IFTM University Moradabad


Wood Polymer Composites, Methyl Methacrylate, Mechanical Properties, Thermal Properties, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Fourier Transformation Infrared Radiography


The low grade Wood Polymethyl Methacrylate Composites (WPCs) were synthesized through vacuum impregnation polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) into poplar (populous) and Bakain (Melia azedarach) wood in methanol (25, 30 and 35% v/v) in presence of benzoyle peroxide (1.0 % w/v) in benzene medium at 700C. The loading of poly methyl methacrylate into the wood was ascertained through scanning electron microscopy (SEM), TGA/TG, DTA and FTIR spectra characterization. The Methyl methacrylate (MMA) loading; compressive strength, static bending strength and hardness have been modified and the resistance against thermo oxidation of WPCs are noticed in general increased.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I120427
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2018
Page(s): 1012-1016

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