Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Author : Abd Saloom Ahmed, Qasem

Improving Thermal Properties and Reducing Total Cost of Plastic - Agricultural Residues Composites Used as Non- Traditional Building Materials

Qasem Abd Saloom Ahmed; Zareh Azat Sarkis; Ali Salman Owaid; Ansam Adnan Hashim

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2015, Volume 33, Issue 4, Pages 612-620

Samples of plastic agricultural residues composites were prepared for different compositions. Mechanical,thermal and physical tests were performed for all samples. Tensile, flexural, compression, hardness and Izod impact tests were performed as mechanical tests. Optical, thermal mechanical and density tests and measurements were also conducted for all samples to insure and confirm the physical properties and stabilities. Results of56 %weight percentage ratio of reinforcing phase (agricultural residue) shows a good properties for samples which include coupling agent, UV Stabilizer and lubricantsas 7% of weight percentages.