1st Edition

Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites Selection, Processing, and Applications

Edited By Hanafi Ismail, S. M. Sapuan, R.A. Ilyas Copyright 2022
    254 Pages 109 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Mineral-filled polymer composites are increasingly used for various applications, including automotive, construction, biomedical, maritime, sport and ballistic, due to the advantages of low cost, light weight, excellent rigidity and high mechanical strength. One of two volumes comprising the Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites Handbook, this volume provides an overview of the latest research, trends, applications and future directions of advanced mineral fiber-reinforced polymer composites. It focuses specifically on material selection, processing and applications.

    This book:

    • Emphasizes the principles governing the behavior of mineral-filled composite materials in the field of engineering and their applications
    • Covers systematic material selection tools such as analytical hierarchy process (AHP), analytical network process (ANP), and technique of ranking preferences by similarity of the ideal solution (TOPSIS)
    • Reviews the use of these materials for various engineering applications
    • Features chapters looking at fabrication techniques and frictional properties
    • Details current research in polymer nanocomposites and particulate polymer composites

    This book serves as an excellent reference guide for researchers, advanced students, academics and industry professionals interested in the synthesis of mineral-filled polymer and biopolymer composites, as well as those pursuing research in the broad fields of composite materials, polymers, organic/inorganic hybrid materials and nano-assembly.

    1. Application of Mineral Fillers in Polymer Composites for Industrial Applications. 2. Mineral-Filled Composite: A Review on Characteristics, Applications, and Potential Materials Selection Process. 3. Epoxy Resins for Interphase Strengthening of Textile-Reinforced Composites for Structural Applications. 4. Recent Advances in Nanofillers for Multidisciplinary Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites. 5. Utilization of Natural Zeolite as Filler in Improving the Mechanical Properties of Unsaturated Polyester Composite. 6. Effect of Glut Palmitate Coupling Agent on Vulcanized Silica-Filled Natural Rubber. 7. Effect of Gamma Radiation on the Properties of Sepiolite-Filled Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Composites. 8. Properties of Sepiolite-Reinforced Irradiated Linear Low-Density Polyethylene Nanocomposites. 9. Effects of Compatibilizers and Silane Coupling Agent on the Mechanical and Morphological Properties on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube/Feldspar Polypropylene Hybrid Composites. 10. Ultrasonicated Dolomite as Potential Reinforcing Mineral Filler in Polymer and Copolymer-Based Composites. 11. Modified Carboxymethyl Cellulose/ Halloysite Nanotube (CMC/HNT) Using Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS)


    Hanafi Ismail is the Director of Innovation Centre and Consultation, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Fellow Academy of Science Malaysia (FASc) and ex-Dean School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering. Prof. Hanafi is a Fellow at Science Academy of Malaysia and Top Malaysian Scientist 2012 and 2014.

    S.M. Sapuan is Professor of Composite Materials at Universiti Putra Malaysia. He earned his B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 1990, MSc from Loughborough University, UK in 1994 and Ph.D from De Montfort University, UK in 1998. In 2019, he was awarded Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM 2019) and Professor of Eminence Award from AMU, India.

    R. A. Ilyas was the recipient of Gold Medal Malaysian Vaccines & Pharmaceuticals (MVP) Doctor of Philosophy 2019, and Top Student Award (Institute of Tropical Forest and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia).