Characterization of snail shell reinforced polyester composites

  • Adeyanju Bayode Benson Engineering Materials Development Institute, Ondo Road, Akure
  • Oladele Isiaka Metallurgical and Materials Department, Federal University of Technology Akure
  • Olarotimi Abosede Engineering Materials Development Institute, Ondo Road, Akure


The reinforcing fibers are the essential load transporters of material, with the lattice segment exchanging the heap from fiber. Support of the lattice material might be accomplished in an assortment of ways. . Fortification may likewise be as particles. The target of this is to research the properties of particulate snail shell strengthened polyester network composites. The snail shell particulate was created by calcination in the heater and pounded with research facility ball process. The powder was sieved utilizing strainer shaker. The composites were created utilizing foreordained extents of the particulate in an open form generation process. For each of the created composites, the blend was missed altogether until the point that homogenous glue was acquired and filled the form. The cured specimen was stripped from the shape and was permitted to cure. Mechanical (malleable, effect) and water retention tests were completed on the examples from where it was watched that the properties of the created composites were exceptionally upgraded contrasted with the unreinforced polyester material. The outcome uncovered that better outcomes can be acquired inside 5-20 wt% support expansion since 25-30 wt% tends to give powerless outcomes taking all things together. Be that as it may, 20 wt% fortification gave the best improvement execution among the created composites.


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How to Cite
BENSON, Adeyanju Bayode; ISIAKA, Oladele; ABOSEDE, Olarotimi. Characterization of snail shell reinforced polyester composites. International Journal of Research and Engineering, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 9, p. 236-240, oct. 2017. ISSN 2348-7860. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 mar. 2020.