Performance Evaluation of Epoxy Resin/Modified Bentonite Composite
Performance evaluation of the prepared composite such as tensile strength, flexural strength, impact strength, hardness strength, and abrasion/wear resistance were carried out. The results obtained as: tensile (the epoxy is 6.25 MPa while, for the 5% bentonite reinforced composite is 6.79 MPa), flexural (the epoxy is 8.42 MPa while, for the 5% bentonite reinforced composite is 14.64 MPa), impact (the epoxy is 40.82 J/m2 while, for the 5% bentonite reinforced composite is 60.78 J/m2 ), hardness (the epoxy is 48.32 MPa while, for the 5% bentonite reinforced composite is 62.82 MPa), abrasion/wear resistance (the epoxy is 0.2410-3mm3/Nm while, for the 5% bentonite reinforced composite is 0.1410-3mm3/Nm), the results of performance evaluation shows that the epoxy resin/modified bentonite composite have potential application in surface coating, packaging, and tiles.
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