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Abstract: This study analyzed the influence of expanded graphite (EG) and sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate (SDBS) treated EG on the structure and thermal properties of polypropylene. Large surface areas of graphite were found to significantly enhance thermal conductivity and mechanical properties. Thermal conductivity was tested using Thermtest Hot Disk TPS 500 thermal constants analyzer. The PP/MAPP/SDBS/EG composites showed better thermal conductivity compared to PP/EG composites.

Reference: Plastics, Rubber and Composites (2017), 46(10): 469-475

DOI: 10.1080/14658011.2017.1392713