Effect of Pistachio Husk Waste Powder Additive of Epoxy Composites
Uses of Pistachio Husk Powder
Polymer composites are among the most insulating, but they have good mechanical flexibility. The main idea of modifying these materials is to be one of the application materials in environmental aspects. In this study, polymeric composites material were prepared from epoxy resin (EP) as a matrix and Ashuri pistachio husks powder from northern Iraq (hw) with the average diameter (200 µm) as fillers with different weight percentage (0.5%, 1%, 1.5%, 2% and 2.5%) to resin. Glass transition temperature (Tg), shore a hardness and thermal conductivity (K) testing were investigated. The results show the maximum (Tg) of (EP/ hw) composites were the value (88 °C) at (2.5% hw). Increase shore a hardness with pistachio husk powder concentration increase and it has maximum values of (78.5) for (2.5% hw). (K) decreases with pistachio husk powder concentration increase and it has a minimal value of (0.1673) for (2.5% hw). This compound can be used to paint wooden furniture.