SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1989

Effects of Moisture Content on the Mechanical Properties of Polyphenylene Sulfide Composite Materials


Effects of moisture absorption on the mechanical behavior of glass-reinforced polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) composites were examined. At 100°C and 95% relative humidity, significant moisture absorption into PPS composites took place within a period of one or two weeks. Large reduction in tensile strengths from 25 to 46% were observed. This reduction is significantly increased up to 60% if the thermoplastic material is not properly crystallized.

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Hoa, SV
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Lin, S
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Chen, JR
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Developed by Committee: D30
Pages: 213–230
DOI: 10.1520/STP24604S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5099-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1272-8