Thermal, Mechanical and Electrical Properties of High Density Polyethylene Composites Reinforced with Copper Powder

Chifor V., Orban R., TEKİNER Z. , Turker M.

4th International Conference on Powder Metallurgy, RoPM 2009, Craiova, Romania, 8 - 11 July 2009, vol.672, pp.191-192 identifier identifier


The thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity and mechanical properties such as tensile strength, elongation, modulus of elasticity, were experimentally investigated. Thermal and electrical conductivity measurements were performed up to filler concentration of 30 vol.%. The mechanical properties of high density polyethylene filled with up to 30 vol.% Cu particles were investigated. The tensile strength, elongation and toughness decreased with increasing Cu powder content. This was attributed to the introduction of discontinuities in the polymer structure in which modulus of elasticity increased with increasing the copper content.