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Manufacturing of coir fibre-reinforced polymer composites by hot compression technique


Hasan, Mahbub and Hoque, Muhammad Enamul and Mir, Samia Sultana and Saba, Naheed and Salit, Mohd Sapuan (2015) Manufacturing of coir fibre-reinforced polymer composites by hot compression technique. In: Manufacturing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, Switzerland, pp. 309-330. ISBN 9783319079448; EISBN: 9783319079448

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This present chapter describes the manufacturing technique and properties of coir fibre-reinforced polypropylene composites manufactured using a hot press machine. The effects of basic chromium sulphate and sodium bicarbonate treatment on the physical and mechanical properties were also evaluated. Chemical treatment and fibre loading generally improved the mechanical properties. Five-hour basic chromium sulphate and sodium bicarbonate-treated coir-polypropylene had the best set of properties among all manufactured composites. Chemical treatment also improved water absorption characteristics. This proves that chemical treatment reduced the hydrophilicity of the coir fibre. Overall the hot compression technique was proved to be successful in manufacturing good quality coir reinforced polypropylene composites.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
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Publisher: Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Keywords: Coir; Polymer composite; Hot compression technique; Chemical treatment; Scanning electron microscopy; Mechanical properties
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 10:09
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2018 09:29
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