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


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Siregar, Januar Parlaungan and Salit, Mohd Sapuan and Ab. Rahman, Mohamad Zaki and Mohd Dahlan, Khairul Zaman (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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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.


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Item Type: Article
Subject: Alkalies
Subject: Mechanical properties of plants
Subject: Plant fibers - Processing
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Publisher: WFL publisher
Keywords: Pineapple leaf fibre (PALF); Alkali treatment; High impact polystyrene (HIPS)
Depositing User: Najwani Amir Sariffudin
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2012 02:12
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2014 05:08
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/17068
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