Some mechanical properties of wood polypropylene composites filled with carpenter wastes
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In this study, we evaluated some mechanical properties of polypropylene composites filled with carpenter waste flour (CWF). To meet this objective, The CWF was compounded with polypropylene with and without coupling agent in a twin screw co-rotating extruder and then were manufactured by injection molding process. The flexural and tensile modulus improved with increasing CWF content while the flexural and tensile strengths of the samples decreased. The use of maleic anhydride polypropylene had a positive effect on the mechanical properties of the polypropylene composites filled with CWF. This work showed that the compositestreated with maleated polypropylene could be efficiently used as decking products, due to satisfactory mechanicalproperties of the composites.