Kenaf-biocomposites

Manufacturing, characterization, and applications

Majid Niaz Akhtar, Abu Bakar Sulong, Muhammad Shahid Nazir, Khaliq Majeed, Mohd Khairul Fadzly Radzi, Nur Farhani Ismail, Muhammad Rafi Raza

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Abstract

Given the environmental issues faced by the industry, the development of engineering products from natural resources has increased worldwide. The increasing demand for cost and weight reduction can be attained by sustainable manufacturing techniques. Kenaf plants are natural resources, which show high performance compared with other natural fibers. Kenaf fibers can be modified by physical and chemical methods. Kenaf polymer composites are fabricated via processing technologies based on thermoforming, thermoplastics, and thermosets. Thermoplastic processes, such as compression molding, pultrusion, extrusion, and solution blending, have been adapted but are limited to two-dimensional structures based on polymer composites. However, the thermoset processes include sheet molding and resin transfer molding techniques, which were also employed for the fabrication of kenaf polymer composites. Most of the recent work discussed Kenaf-Reinforced Composites (KRCs) prepared by compression molding. However, resin transfer molding has received attention because of its versatility. This chapter aimed to highlight and explore advance research related to the fabrication of kenaf polymer composites by various routes, as well as their physical and mechanical properties. A brief description of KRCs with different additives, fiber loadings, treatment, and polymers is also discussed. Furthermore, these KRCs with versatile mechanical properties may be used for construction, building materials, animal beds, corrosion resistance, marine, electrical, transportation, and automotive applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-254
Number of pages30
JournalGreen Energy and Technology
Issue number9783319466095
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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polymer
Composite materials
Polymers
Resin transfer molding
Compression molding
Thermosets
Natural resources
Thermoplastics
mechanical property
resin
natural resource
Kenaf fibers
compression
Pultrusion
Thermoforming
Fabrication
physical method
Mechanical properties
Natural fibers

Keywords

  • Automation
  • Compression moulding
  • Injection moulding
  • Mechanical properties
  • Natural fibers
  • Physical properties
  • Resin transfer moulding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Akhtar, M. N., Sulong, A. B., Nazir, M. S., Majeed, K., Radzi, M. K. F., Ismail, N. F., & Raza, M. R. (2017). Kenaf-biocomposites: Manufacturing, characterization, and applications. Green Energy and Technology, (9783319466095), 225-254. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46610-1_10

Kenaf-biocomposites : Manufacturing, characterization, and applications. / Akhtar, Majid Niaz; Sulong, Abu Bakar; Nazir, Muhammad Shahid; Majeed, Khaliq; Radzi, Mohd Khairul Fadzly; Ismail, Nur Farhani; Raza, Muhammad Rafi.

In: Green Energy and Technology, No. 9783319466095, 01.01.2017, p. 225-254.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Akhtar, MN, Sulong, AB, Nazir, MS, Majeed, K, Radzi, MKF, Ismail, NF & Raza, MR 2017, 'Kenaf-biocomposites: Manufacturing, characterization, and applications', Green Energy and Technology, no. 9783319466095, pp. 225-254. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46610-1_10
Akhtar, Majid Niaz ; Sulong, Abu Bakar ; Nazir, Muhammad Shahid ; Majeed, Khaliq ; Radzi, Mohd Khairul Fadzly ; Ismail, Nur Farhani ; Raza, Muhammad Rafi. / Kenaf-biocomposites : Manufacturing, characterization, and applications. In: Green Energy and Technology. 2017 ; No. 9783319466095. pp. 225-254.
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