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Improvement in mechanical properties of ijuk fiber composite by using silane treatment

Zahari, W. Z. W. and Badri, R. N. R. L. and M. Nor, Fethma and Kurniawan, D. (2015) Improvement in mechanical properties of ijuk fiber composite by using silane treatment. In: 2nd International Materials, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Conference (MIMEC 2015), 4-6 February 2015, Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Bali, Indonesia..


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The rising concern towards environmental issues besides the need for more versatile polymer-based materials has led to increased interest in studying polymer composites filled with natural-fibers, usually referred to as “green” composites. However, the bonds between polymeric materials are not strong enough by referring to mechanical properties and other additional properties due to incompatibility between the polymer matrix and natural fiber filler. Thhis study tries to improveme the mechanical properties of Ijuk (Arenga pinnata) fiber filled polypropylene composite by using silane treatment. Vinyltrimethoxy silane was used for this purpose. The ijuk fiber was immersed in the silane solution before mixing with polypropylene at 10wt%, 20wt%, and 30wt%. The samples were tensile tested and their water absorption behavior was test as well. As the result, the treatment helps increasing the mechanical properties of the green composite material and decreases the percentage of water absorption

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2015 02:32
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 02:34
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6842
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