, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 287–292 | Cite as

Static and Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Poly (vinyl chloride) and Waste Rice Husk Ash Composites Compatibilized with γ-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane

  • Nawadon PetchwattanaEmail author
  • Jakkid Sanetuntikul
Original Paper


In this paper, γ-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane treated poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC)/rice husk ash (RHA) composites were successfully prepared by a reactive extrusion process. Experimental results revealed that both the tensile modulus and tensile strength increased at all silane coupling agent concentrations. The composites with 1 wt% silane exhibited the highest impact strength with 44 % increment. For the untreated composites, poor interfacial adhesion between PVC and RHA was clearly observed. Below the glass transition temperature (Tg), the silane induced higher storage modulus (E ) but it seemed to be independent of E above Tg. Total water absorption at 90 days reduced by 38 % when the silane was added at 1 wt%, which confirmed that some voids were eliminated.


Polymer composites Dynamic mechanical properties Silane coupling agent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Polymer Materials Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Product Innovation and TechnologySrinakharinwirot UniversityWattanaThailand
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering and TechnologyKing Monkut’s University of Technology North BangkokBankhaiThailand

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