Tensile, Thermal, and Electrical Conductivity Properties of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites Using Itaconic Acid Based Dispersants

Jung Soo Kim, Ji Hye Choi, Min Sung Kim, Byeong Kwan Kang, Hae Chan Kim, Ji Eun Jang, Dae Young Lim, Youn Suk Lee, Joon Chul Lee, Dong Hyun Kim

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Abstract

We prepared itaconic acid based dispersants (IBDs) by the copolymerization of itaconic acid with acrylic acid, acrylamide, or vinyl sulfonic acid, and compared the efficacy of the IBDs on carbon fiber (CF) dispersion in a water-based system, against that of sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) which is widely used as a dispersing agent. The procedure to fabricate nonwoven CF (NCF)/PP composites using IBDs includes the following steps: the synthesis of IBDs, the dispersion of CFs in water by the IBDs, the formation of a NCF, and hot pressing of NCF with polypropylene (PP) layer. We determined the tensile, thermal properties, and the electrical conductivity of non-woven CF/PP composites. It was found that using IBDs as a CF dispersing agent led to the CF/PP composites having better tensile, thermal, and electrical properties, as compared to when SDS was used as a dispersing agent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-422
Number of pages7
JournalFibers and Polymers
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Kim, J. S., Choi, J. H., Kim, M. S., Kang, B. K., Kim, H. C., Jang, J. E., Lim, D. Y., Lee, Y. S., Lee, J. C., & Kim, D. H. (2018). Tensile, Thermal, and Electrical Conductivity Properties of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites Using Itaconic Acid Based Dispersants. Fibers and Polymers, 19(2), 416-422. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12221-018-7431-9