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A review: fibres, polymer matrices and composites


Norizan, Mohd Nurazzi and Abdan, Khalina and Salit, Mohd Sapuan and Abang Abdul Majid, Dayang Laila and Mohamed, Rahmah and Zin, Mohd Hanafee (2017) A review: fibres, polymer matrices and composites. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 25 (4). pp. 1085-1102. ISSN 0128-7680; ESSN: 2231-8526

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The growing interest, environmental consciousness and high performance demands on engineering have led to extensive research and development of new and improved materials. Among the most commonly used natural fibres are kenaf, oil palm, sugar palm, pineapple leaf fibre, flax, hemp, sisal, coir and jute. These fibres are used to reinforce thermoplastic polymer matrices such as polystyrene (PS), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Meanwhile, phenolic, unsaturated polyester vinyl ester and epoxy resin are for thermosetting polymer matrices. The objective of this paper is to solicit works that cover major class of natural fibres, thermosetting polymers matrices, which detail about unsaturated polyester resin and hybrid biocomposites industry.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Natural fibres; Modification; Polymer matrices; Unsaturated polyester; Hybrid biocomposites
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2018 12:54
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2018 17:05
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