Bamboo fiber polypropylene composites: Effect of fiber treatment and nano clay on mechanical and thermal properties

Md. Rezaur, Rahman and Sinin, Hamdan and Dayang Maryani, Awang Hashim and Md. Saiful, Islam and Hitoshi, Takagi (2015) Bamboo fiber polypropylene composites: Effect of fiber treatment and nano clay on mechanical and thermal properties. Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology, 21 (4). pp. 253-258. ISSN 1548-0585

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Abstract

In the current study, bamboo fibers were modified with sodium meta-periodate in order to improve the mechanical and thermal properties of the bamboo-clay-polypropylene (PP) composites. Both raw and treated bamboo fibers were used in the manufacturing of the composites. The mechanical and thermal properties of the composites from modified bamboo fibers were found to increase considerably compared with those of untreated fibers. Tensile strengths of (raw bamboo fiber)/PP, (raw bamboo fiber-clay)/PP, and (treated bamboo fiber-clay)/PP composites showed a decreasing trend with increasing fiber loadings. However, the values for the chemically modified (bamboo fiber)-clay-PP composite at all mixing ratios were found to be higher than that of the original PP. The scanning electron micrographs showed that interfacial bonding between the treated fiber-clay and matrix has significantly improved. It was determined that better dispersion of the filler into matrix occurred on 5% clay addition and fiber treatment

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bamboo fiber polypropylene composites, fiber treatment, nano clay, mechanical and thermal properties, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 01:15
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 00:52
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11958

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