Sink Fabrication from Limestone-Clay Reinforced Polyester Composite

Kashim Isah Bolaji*, Shado Adeniyi Samuel **
* Department of Industrial Design, School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.
** Department of Glass and Ceramic Technology, The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria.
Periodicity:October - December'2020
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jms.8.3.17088

Abstract

Different materials had been used for sink fabrication in recent years. In this study ceramic filled polyester composite material has been developed by adding micro-fine limestone and clay ceramic particulates with particle size of <134 μm to unsaturated polyester resin with a loading weight of 20% limestone and 30% limestone/clay and fixed amount of catalyst (1% weight). The reaction temperature lies within 95.8 – 150 oC. Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) technique has been used to fabricate a prototype sink using wooden and Plaster of Paris (POP) mold with a view to examine surface finish. The prototype sink produced shows durability with smooth surface finish and can be customized to satisfy end user's preference and choice.

Keywords

Resin Transfer Molding, Sink, Limestone, Clay, Polyester.

How to Cite this Article?

Bolaji, K. I., and Samuel, S. A. (2020). Sink Fabrication from Limestone-Clay Reinforced Polyester Composite. i-manager's Journal on Material Science, 8(3), 11-21. https://doi.org/10.26634/jms.8.3.17088

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