Investigation of tribological properties of polypropylene (PP)—Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) blends reinforced with graphene nano-platelets (GNPs)

Karteri̇ İ., Öge M., Küçük Y., Özdemi̇r Öge T., Özdemi̇r F. B., Karataşlı M., ...More

Tribology International, vol.183, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 183
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.triboint.2023.108419
  • Journal Name: Tribology International
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Polypropylene, Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, Graphene nano-platelets, Dry sliding wear
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


The tribological response of PP-ABS/GNPs nanocomposites fabricated via extrusion and injection molding with varying wt% GNPs fractions were examined under varying normal load and sliding speed wear test parameters. The specimens with 3% GNPs and 11% GNPs respectively exhibited the lowest and highest specific wear rates and COF under all test conditions. Increased load led to significantly reduced COF values, whereas increased sliding speed led to a slight reduction in COF by contributing to the formation of a continuous transfer layer. Addition of GNPs helped to retain the worn material on the contact surface and led to improved wear resistance up to the weight fraction of 3% after which non-homogeneous dispersion of GNPs occurred.