Paper Title:
Mechanical Characterization of Polypropylene Natural Fibre Composites
  Abstract

Using polypropylene (PP) as matrix and kenaf mat as reinforcement, composite test samples were fabricated by compression molding. Thereafter, the effect of fibre loading and the alkaline fibre surface treatment on the mechanical properties were studied. The kenaf/PP composites were found to have better mechanical properties than the polymer matrix. As expected, the interfacial bonding between the matrix and the fibres improved considerably when the fibres were subjected to alkaline treatment.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 383-390)
Chapter
Chapter 9: Composite Materials II
Edited by
Wu Fan
Pages
2737-2740
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.383-390.2737
Citation
S. J. Muthu, R. Paskaramoorthy, "Mechanical Characterization of Polypropylene Natural Fibre Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 383-390, pp. 2737-2740, 2012
Online since
November 2011
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