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Effect of cellulosic fillers addition on curing and adhesion strength of moisture-curing one-component polyurethane adhesives
Bhagavathi L.R., , Ram G.D.J.,
Published in Elsevier Ltd
Volume: 108
In this work, microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) and sawdust (SD) green fillers have been demonstrated as reactive fillers and moisture reservoirs for enhanced curing and adhesion strength of one-component moisture-curing polyurethane (PU) adhesives. The chemical reaction between the MCC or SD fillers and isocyanates present in the PU adhesives was tracked using Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), while the joint strength was determined using lap-shear tests. The results showed that the addition of MCC or SD leads to an accelerated curing rate through the early consumption of isocyanates. The lap-shear strength of unreinforced PU adhesive joints was achieved in 12 hours. In turn, the curing time in MCC and SD reinforced joints was achieved in 5 hours. The addition of MCC and SD fillers also enhanced the lap-shear strength of the joints under full cure conditions. An autocatalytic growth model was used to describe the lap-shear strength variation with respect to curing time. © 2021 Elsevier Ltd
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JournalData powered by TypesetInternational Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives
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