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Materials and methods: Twenty one specimens were fabricated for every tested property(tensile strength, wear resistance and wettability) that classified into three groups(control, untreated poly propylene fibers reinforced specimens and Oxygen plasma treated group)and for each test sevens amples were used(n=7). Tensile strength was tested using Instron universal testing machine, wear resistance was evaluated by pin on disk wear measurement method while, a digital microscope supplied with high resolution camera was utilized to measure the contact angle reflecting wettability grade. One way ANOVA table and LSD were used to analyze the results.
Results: The tensile strength showed a paradoxical effect, plasma treated samples group demonstrated a negative influence in contrary, to the untreated group that revealed positive high significant impression. The plasma treated group had manifested a- positive significant difference regarding wear resistance whilst, the beneficial effect of treated and untreated Poly propylene fibers addition was obvious with high significant difference.
Conclusion: Incorporation of O2 plasma treated and untreated Poly propylene fibers to heat cure Poly methyl methacrylate resin was beneficial regarding the tested properties except for addition of plasma treated Poly propylene fibers on tensile strength.
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