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    • Selection of teak sawdust polypropylene composite’s composition for outdoor applications using TOPSIS analysis


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      Selection of a material for their end use in engineering applications depends on the properties of materials. In this paper, physical and mechanical properties of teak sawdust-polypropylene composite are evaluated and most suitable composition for outdoor applications have been determined by using TOPSIStechnique of optimization. Virgin and recycled polypropylene are mixed with teak sawdust to fabricate the composite with and without maleated polypropylene (MAPP) using compression molding method. TOPSIS technique of optimization involves prioritizing the performance indicators. Important properties such as tensile strength, flexural strength, impact strength, hardness, melt flow index, water absorption and thickness of swell are selected for the study. The composition 50% recycled polypropylene, 45% wood sawdust and 5% MAPP byweight is found to be most suitable for outdoor applications

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