Study of the physical and thermal properties of composite polymers of high density polyethylene (HDPE) -porcelain obtained by experimental approach.

H. Boussak, H. Chemani


Abstract: Composites of HDPE-porcelain with an average diameter of 51.961 μm have been developed. . Experimental results, tensile tests show that the elongation at break and the tensile strength increase in the presence of the porcelain particles in the HDPE more precisely in the material (80wt. % HDPE + 20wt. % porcelain). The DSC results show a melting temperature shift of HDPE to high temperatures in the presence of porcelain particles up to 128.37°C for the 20wt. % porcelain sample. The heat treatment at 1380°C of the porcelain powder which was used as reinforcement in the HDPE matrix, the mullite needles form a network within the vitreous phase, the porosity decreases by the reduction of the black voids observed in the MEB images.

Full Text:



Liang, Ji-Zhao. Reinforcement and quantitative description of inorganic particulate-filled polymer composites. Composites Part B: Engineering 51 (2013) 224-232.

Gonzalez-Benito, J.; Martinez-Tarifa, J.; Sepúlveda-García, M.E.; Portillo, R.A.; Gonzalez-Gaitano, G. Composites based on HDPE filled with BaTiO3 submicrometric particles. Morphology, structure and dielectric properties, Polymer Testing 32 (8) (2013) 1342-1349.

Arieby, R. Mechanical characterization and thermodynamic modeling of the anisotropic behavior of high density polyethylene. Integration of the effects of damage, doctoral thesis, University of Nancy, INPL (2007).

Ferhoum, R.; Aberkane, M.; Ould ouali, M.; Hachour, K. Analysis of thermal ageing effect (hold time – crystallinity rate - mechanical property) on high density polyethylene (HDPE). International Journal of Materials Science and Applications 2 (3) (2013) 109-114.

Halary, J.L.; Lauprêtre;, F. From macromolecule to polymer material: synthesis and properties of chains. Ed Belin (2007) pp 40.

Harry, R.; Cock, A.; Lampes, F.W.; Marck, J.E. Contemporary polymer chemistry: chap1-Synthesis and reactions of polymers-Ionic and coordination polymerization. Ed Pearson education (2003) pp 478.

Kaddeche, M. Study of the rupture of polyethylene under constant load, doctoral thesis of Guelma university faculty of Science and Technology department of Mechanical Engineering (2014).

João, B.; Moreno, R. Effect of Mechanical Activation on the Rheology and Casting Performance of Kaolin/Talc/Alumina Suspensions for Manufacturing Dense Cordierite Bodies. Applied Clay Science 38 (3) (2008) 209-218.

Ozturk, Z. Thermal Behavior of Transparent Wall Tile Glazes Containing Ulexite. Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society 51 (2) (2015) 69-74.

Michot, A. Thermophysical characteristics of clay-based materials: evolution with heat treatments up to 1400°C, doctoral thesis, University of Limoges (2008).

Atli, A.; Noyel, J-Ph.; Simon, S. Comparison of the properties of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) –Al2O3 nanocomposite polymers obtained by theoretical and experimental approach. 2nd French Congress of Mechanics Lyon (2015) 24 to 28.

Celik, H. Technological characterization and comparison of two ceramic clays used for manufacturing of traditional ceramic products in Turky. Scientific Mining Journal 56 (4) (2017) 137-147.

Isaac, M.; Ishai, O. Engineering Mechanics of Composite Materials, Second Edition Oxford University Press (2006).

Kamochi, N. Nishiyama, K. ; Hiroaki, K. Effect of talc addition on pyroplastic deformation of an alumina strengthened porcelain. Journal- Ceramic Society Japan 124 (8) (2016) 787-790.

Chiu, C.; Huang, T.; Wang, Y.; Alamani, B.; Lin, JJ. Intercalation strategies in clay/polymer hybrids. Progress in Polymer Science 39 (3) (2014) 443–485.

Durmus, A.; Woo, M.; Kasgoz, A.; Macosko, C. W.; Tsapatsis, M. Intercalated linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE)/clay nanocomposites prepared with oxidized polyethylene as a new type compatibilizer: Structural, mechanical and barrier properties. European Polymer Journal 43 (2007) 3737–3749.

Atli, A.; Noyel, J-Ph.; Simon, S. Comparison of the properties of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) –Al2O3 nanocomposite polymers obtained by theoretical and experimental approach. 22nd French Congress of Mechanics, Lyon, 24th to 28th August (2015).


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Copyright UMMB © 2020 University M'hamed Bougara - Boumerdes. Independance AV., Boumerdes, 35000 Algeria, Tel/Fax: +213 24 91 14 98/ +213 2491-29-51