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A review on pineapple leaves fibre and its composites


Asim, Mohammad and Abdan, Khalina and Jawaid, Mohammad and Nasir, M. and Dashtizadeh, Zahra and Ishak, Mohamad Ridzwan and Hoque, M. Enamul (2015) A review on pineapple leaves fibre and its composites. International Journal of Polymer Science, 950567 (2). pp. 1-19. ISSN 1687-9422; ESSN: 1687-9430


Natural fibre based composites are under intensive study due to their ecofriendly nature and peculiar properties. The advantage of natural fibres is their continuous supply, easy and safe handling, and biodegradable nature. Although natural fibres exhibit admirable physical and mechanical properties, it varies with the plant source, species, geography, and so forth. Pineapple leave fibre (PALF) is one of the abundantly available wastes materials of Malaysia and has not been studied yet as it is required. A detailed study of chemical, physical, and mechanical properties will bring out logical and reasonable utilization of PALF for various applications. From the socioeconomic prospective, PALF can be a new source of raw material to the industries and can be potential replacement of the expensive and nonrenewable synthetic fibre. However, few studies on PALF have been done describing the interfacial adhesion between fibres and reinforcement compatibility of fibre but a detailed study on PALF properties is not available. In this review, author covered the basic information of PALF and compared the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties with other natural fibres. Furthermore, it summarizes the recent work reported on physical, mechanical, and thermal properties of PALF reinforced polymer composites with its potential applications.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/950567
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Keywords: Natural fibre; Pineapple leave fibre (PALF)
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 05:33
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 05:33
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/43586
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