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Comparison study of agricultural waste for composite material


Abdullah, Anuar and Omar, Mohamad Fakhrul Zaman and B., Mohd Hannan and Mohd Nor Munawar, Nur Sofeana Zulaika (2018) Comparison study of agricultural waste for composite material. In: National Conference on Agricultural and Food Mechanization 2018 (NCAFM 2018), 17-19 Apr. 2018, Pullman Kuching, Sarawak. (pp. 66-70).


The potential of natural fiber as raw material in the manufacturing of composite material is highly recommended. Lot of natural resources are wasted by just burning of agricultural residue. This study is an attempt to evaluate the possibility of producing composite material from a mixture of long kenaf fiber mixed with coconut fiber, loofah and fiber glass with the aid of a binder called epoxy. The mixing ratio of resin and natural fiber is 60:40, while for hardener to epoxy is 1:2. Long kenaf fiber was selected because of its strength compared to chopped kenaf. Tensile tests were conducted to measure its strength. The mechanical testing was done according to ASTM D 3039/D 3039M. The highest Young’s modulus obtained was from kenaf followed by kenaf and fiber glass, kenaf and coconut fiber and kenaf and loofah fiber with 9.2GPa, 9.1GPa, 6.2GPa and 6.0GPa respectively.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Penerbit MARDI
Keywords: Kenaf; Composites; Mechanical properties; Natural fiber
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 05:26
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2019 05:26
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66906
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