Effect of silicon dioxide/nanoclay on the properties of jute fiber/polyethylene biocomposites

Rahman, Md Mizanur and Rahman, Md Rezaur and Sinin, Hamdan and Md Faruk, Hossen and Chang, Josephine Hui Lai and Fui, Kiew Liew (2017) Effect of silicon dioxide/nanoclay on the properties of jute fiber/polyethylene biocomposites. Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology, 23 (1). E107-E112. ISSN 10835601

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In this study, (jute fiber)/polyethylene biocomposites were prepared by using a hot press machine. Jute fiber was investigated as a reinforcing filler material for producing structural composites with better environmental performance. The effects of clay and silica addition on the physical, mechanical, and thermal properties of (jute fiber)-reinforced polyethylene biocomposites with different fiber loadings (5, 10, 15, and 20 wt%) were investigated. The biocomposites were characterized by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and thermogravimetric analysis. The composite surface area and pore volume were determined by using the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller equation. The mechanical properties were investigated by using a Universal Testing Machine. Because of Si-O-Si stretching vibration, the O-H group from 3,200 to 3,400 cm−1 disappeared. The scanning electron microscopy results proved that a significant difference among the composites was present due to the interfacial bonding between the fiber and the matrix.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biocomposites, nanoclay, fiber, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2018 01:12
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2018 01:12
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/18795

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