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Effects of bf length on the properties of bamboo/polypropylene composite

Ayu Natasya , Kasim (2013) Effects of bf length on the properties of bamboo/polypropylene composite. Project Report. UTeM. (Submitted)

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The reduction in harmful destruction of ecosystem and to produce low cost polymeric reinforced composites, our researchers in this country need to study about policies of manufacturing the composites using natural fibers which are entirely biodegradable. These policies had generated safe strategies to protect our environment. The natural fiber may play an important role in developing biodegradable composites to resolve the current ecological and environmental problems. The utilization of BF as reinforcement in composite materials has increased tremendously and has undergone high-tech revolution in recent years as a response to the increasing demand for developing biodegradable, sustainable, and recyclable materials. Therefore, in this study BF were used as a material to reinforce a polymer matrix in PP composite. The studied of the effects of BF length ( 4, 3, and 2 cm) on the mechanical properties of BF/PP composite had been carried out. The various ratio of BF/PP composite were selected. The ratio of composition in the BF/PP composite was fixed at, 70:30, 60:40 and 50:50. An alkaline treatment was conducted to extract thin bamboo fiber bundles and enhance the BF properties. The mechanical properties of BF/PP composite were determined using tensile test, flexure test, hardness test, density test and macrostructure analysis. The results show that 2 cm fiber length is the best because it gives the optimal results as compare to other BF length of 3 cm and 4 cm fiber length. Mechanical properties of samples were decreased with increasing the fiber length. Meanwhile for BF loading the 60:40 of composition ratio BF/PP is much better than 50 :50 and 30:70 composition ratios.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: manufacturing processes, composite materials
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Library > Projek Sarjana Muda > FKM
Depositing User: Norziyana Hanipah
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2015 03:57
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2015 03:57

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