Mechanical Properties of Mica-Filled Polycarbonate/Poly(Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) Composites

Fahmi Asyadi, M. Jawaid, Azman Hassan, M. U. Wahit

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The present study investigated the effect of untreated and treated mica fillers on the mechanical properties of Polycarbonate (PC)/Poly(Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) (ABS) composites. PC/ABS/mica composites were prepared by using twin screw extruder and test samples by injection molding. Results indicated that incorporation of mica in PC/ABS (70/30) causes decreases in tensile stress, elongation at break, and on impact properties. It was observed that surface treatment of mica by a coupling agent on PC/ABS 70/30 composite displays increases in tensile stress, elongation at break, and on flexural strength and impact properties. Treated mica is utilized as filler in PC/ABS blends to enhance its application in electronic and automotive sectors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727-736
Number of pages10
JournalPolymer - Plastics Technology and Engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Blends
  • Composites
  • Mechanical properties
  • Morphology
  • Polycarbonate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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