Development of Green Insulation Boards from Kenaf Fibres Part 1: Development and Characterization of Mechanical Properties

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The purpose of this study was to develop effective green insulation boards fabricated from polyurethane (PU) reinforced with Kenaf fibres. Biocomposites having three different weight contents (40/60, 50/50 and 60/40 Kenaf / PU weight %) were manufactured. A fourth type was made from 60/40 NaOH-treated Kenaf / PU weight %. The results show that the elastic properties increased with Kenaf fibre content. The optimal performance was observed at a weight of 50% Kenaf fibres. In addition, kenaf fibres treated with NaOH exhibited significantly improved mechanical properties.

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 462-463)

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Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, Shahrum Abdullah, Aidy Ali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Mariyam Jameelah Ghazali and Zainuddin Sajuri

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1343-1348

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.462-463.1343

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S. A. Ibraheem et al., "Development of Green Insulation Boards from Kenaf Fibres Part 1: Development and Characterization of Mechanical Properties", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 462-463, pp. 1343-1348, 2011

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January 2011

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