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Development of green insulation boards from kenaf fibres part 1: development and characterization of mechanical properties


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Ibraheem, Sameer Adnan and Ali, Aidy and Abdan, Khalina (2011) Development of green insulation boards from kenaf fibres part 1: development and characterization of mechanical properties. Key Engineering Materials, 462-463. pp. 1343-1348. ISSN 1013-9826; ESSN: 1662-9795

Abstract

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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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.462-463.1343
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Keywords: Biocomposites; Natural materials; Polyurethane
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2018 07:57
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 07:57
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/14021
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