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Tensile properties of impregnated sugar palm (Arenga pinnata) fibre composite filled thermosetting polymer composites


Ibrahim, Abu Hatim and Leman, Zulkiflle and Salit, Mohd Sapuan (2013) Tensile properties of impregnated sugar palm (Arenga pinnata) fibre composite filled thermosetting polymer composites. Advanced Materials Research, 701. pp. 8-11. ISSN 1022-6680; ESSN: 1662-8985


The effect of fibre modification via vacuum resin impregnation on tensile properties of sugar palm fibre reinforced thermosetting composites was studied. The fibres were impregnated with unsaturated polyester, vinylester and epoxy at the pressure of 600mmHg (79.99kPa) for 30 mins. After curing time, it was observed that tensile strength of impregnated fibre was significantly increased with epoxy (EPX) was the best with 188.06 MPa. It was followed by unsaturated polyester (UP) and vinylester (VE) with 107.12 MPa and 158.31 MPa. However, tensile modulus for sugar palm fibre impregnated with EPX increased up to 21% compared to un-impregnated sugar palm fibre followed by UP (12.7%) and VE (8.4%). It was observed that different impregnation agents gave different values of strength of sugar palm fibre composites.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Advanced Technology
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.701.8
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Keywords: Vacuum resin impregnation; Sugar palm fibre; Tensile properties; Unsaturated polyester; Vinylester; Epoxy
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2015 04:47
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 03:31
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