Studying the effect of silica (SiO2) addition on the adhesive properties of polyvinyl alcohol

  • Nahida J. Hameed
Keywords: Adhesive strength, PVA, SiO2.


The work concerned with studying the effect of (SiO2) addition as a
filler on the adhesive properties of (PVA). Samples were prepared as
sheets by using casting method. The mechanical properties showed
that increase in tensile strength from (34MPa) to (68MPa) when
(SiO2) added to (PVA). The adhesive strength showed that joint
properties depend upon specific adhesive characteristic of material
(PVA) and (SiO2\PVA)composites at different concentrations (1.5%,
2.5%, 3.5%, 4.5wt%), the cohesive strength of the adhesive material,
the joint design, and adherent type (Sponge Rubber(SR), Natural
leather (NL), Vulcanized Rubber(VR), and Cartoon). The results
proved the tensile strength increased with (SiO2) ratio, so it can be
used as the adhesive material. Shear strength showed an increase
with (SiO2) ratio of sponge rubber, and cartoon adherent, whereas it
was increased up to 2.5% for Natural Leather, and Vulcanized
Rubber then decreased; That suggested it is most suitable for sponge
rubber adhesive and cartoon than the other adherents.