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Thermo-mechanical properties of palm fiber plastic (PFP) composites


Karuppuchamy, Subbian and Yoshito, Andou and Baharuddin, Azhari Samsu and Sulaiman, Alawi and Hassan, Mohd Ali and Nishida, Haruo and Shirai, Yoshihito (2015) Thermo-mechanical properties of palm fiber plastic (PFP) composites. Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine, 7 (10). pp. 844-848. ISSN 2164-6627; ESSN: 2164-6635


The oil palm Empty Fruit Bunch fibers (size in the range from 75 to 400 μm) have been prepared by wet and dry grinding methods. The prepared fibers were blended with polypropylene to achieve EFB-Polypropylene plastic composite denoted as EFB-PP plastic composite. Various weight contents (20, 35 and 50%) of the fibers were reinforced in the polypropylene matrix. The effect of the fiber weight contents on thermal and mechanical properties of the obtained EFB-PP plastic composite was investigated. The wet disk milled fiber reinforced EFB-plastic composite shows the superior mechanical properties.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1166/asem.2015.1769
Publisher: American Scientific Publishers
Keywords: Biocomposite; Mechanical property; Natural fiber; Oil palm; Wet disk mill
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 07:37
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2018 07:37
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/46729
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