Effect of Reprocessing Palm Fiber Composite on the Mechanical Properties

Sivakumar, Dhar Malingam and Radzai, Said and Rivai, Ahmad and Ahadlin, Mohd Daud and Sivarao, Subramonian (2014) Effect of Reprocessing Palm Fiber Composite on the Mechanical Properties. Applied Mechanics and Materials. pp. 146-150. ISSN 16609336

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Concern for the environment, both in terms of limiting the use of finite resources and the need to manage waste disposal, has led to increasing pressure to recycle materials at the end of their useful life. This work describes the effects of reprocessing on the mechanical properties of oil palm fiber reinforced polypropylene composites (PFC). Composites, containing 30wt% fiber with 3wt% Maleate Polypropylene as a coupling agent, were reprocessed up to six times. For this composite, tensile strength (TS) and Young modulus (YM) were found to decrease by 9.6% and 4.7% after being reprocessed for six times. Flexural strength was found to decrease by 23.8% with increased number of reprocessing. The hardness numbers of the composite were found to increase by 7.43% from 72.10 to 77.89 after the sixth reprocessing. In general the degradation on the mechanical properties is considered to be small and PFC has potential to be reprocessed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Structure and Materials
Depositing User: Dr Sivakumar Dhar Malingam
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 06:03
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:34
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/13805
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