Short Review: Potential Production of Acacia Wood and its Biocomposites
In this short review paper, the physical and mechanical properties of acacia wood, poly lactic acid (PLA) and polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) were analyzed. Existing factors that affect the mechanical properties of natural fiber composites were investigated and identified. By knowing these factors, a possibility and potentiality in implementing the natural acacia wood reinforced material with hybrid polymer were discussed. It was found that the acacia wood had the potential to re-condition soil and have the potential to become reinforced materials in hybrid polymer composites. In addition, using fully biodegradable polymer such as PLA and PHA made it sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Prof. Ramesh K. Agarwal
M. K. bin Bakri et al., "Short Review: Potential Production of Acacia Wood and its Biocomposites", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 917, pp. 37-41, 2018