The effect of alkali treatment on the mechanical properties of short pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) reinforced high impact polystyrene (HIPS) composites

Siregar, J.P. and Salit, Mohd. Sapuan and Ab. Rahman, Mohamad Zaki and Zaman, H.M.D.K. (2010) The effect of alkali treatment on the mechanical properties of short pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) reinforced high impact polystyrene (HIPS) composites. International Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, 8 (2). pp. 1103-1108. ISSN 1459-0255

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Abstract

This paper reported the study of the effect of the alkali (NaOH) treatment on the mechanical properties of pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) reinforced high impact polystyrene (HIPS) composites. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of alkali (NaOH) treatment with different concentration of NaOH (0%, 2% and 4%) solution. The mechanical properties such as tensile strength, tensile modulus, flexural strength, flexural modulus, notched and unnotched impact and hardness of short pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) reinforced high impact polystyrene (HIPS) composites were studied and compared. NaOH concentration of 4% that was used for the short PALF treatment showed the highest mechanical properties value compared to the other concentration.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Pineapple leaf fibre (PALF); Alkali treatment; High impact polystyrene (HIPS)
Subject:Alkalies
Subject:Mechanical properties of plants
Subject:Plant fibers - Processing
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Science
Publisher:WFL publisher
ID Code:17068
Deposited By: Najwani Amir Sariffudin
Deposited On:30 Jul 2012 02:12
Last Modified:19 Oct 2012 07:46

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