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Comparative Study of White Jute and Jute Felt Composites of Tetra Functional Epoxy Resin and Araldites

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White jute and jute felt fiber reinforced composites of tetra functional epoxy resin of bisphenol-C-formaldehyde (EBCF), araldites (GY508 and GY6010) and their hybrid composites were fabricated by hand layup followed by compression molding technique. White jute based composites showed somewhat better mechanical and electrical properties than those of jute felt based composites mainly due to different nature of reinforcing fibers, matrix materials and interfacial adhesion. Good mechanical and electrical properties, excellent hydrolytic stability, comparable equilibrium water absorption and equilibrium time of the composites signified their industrial importance for low load bearing, electrical, electronic and marine applications. EBCF based composites showed comparable mechanical, electrical and water absorption properties as those of araldites based composites signifying industrial utility of EBCF.
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  • Polymer Chemistry Division, Department of Chemistry, Saurashtra University, Rajkot - 360005, Gujarat, India
  • Polymer Chemistry Division, Department of Chemistry, Saurashtra University, Rajkot - 360005, Gujarat, India
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