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Thermal analysis of bamboo fibre and its composites


Shah, Ain Umaira Md and Sultan, Mohamed Thariq Hameed and Cardona, Francisco and Jawaid, Mohamad and Talib, Abd Rahim Abu and Yidris, Noorfaizal (2017) Thermal analysis of bamboo fibre and its composites. BioResources, 12 (2). 2394 - 2406. ISSN 1930-2126


Thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry were used to study the thermal degradation and thermal stability of bamboo powder and its composites (EP-BFC) in a nitrogen atmosphere. The thermal stability of EP-BFC decreased as the bamboo filler-loading increased. Compared with epoxy, bamboo powder had a lower thermal stability, which reduced the thermal stability for the higher filler-loading composites. The addition of glass fibre to the EP-BFC improved the thermal stability of the new hybrid composites. Both the hybrid and non-hybrid composites exhibited similar thermal-induced degradation profiles that had only one mass loss step. However, a noticeable difference between the percentage value of the degradation between both the hybrid and non-hybrid composites showed that the EP/G-BFC hybrids were more thermally stable than the non-hybrid EP-BFC. Different materials experienced different activities, which were clearly shown from the DSC analysis. Bamboo fibre and non-fully cured epoxy exhibit exothermic peaks, while fully cured epoxy exhibits an endothermic peak.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Publisher: North Carolina State University
Keywords: Bamboo; Thermal degradation; Filler; Hybrid
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2018 03:24
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2018 03:24
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/63560
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