New processing technique for biodegradable kenaf composites: A simple alternative to commercial automotive parts

Nabilah Afiqah Mohd Radzuan, Dulina Tholibon, Abu Bakar Sulong, Norhamidi Muhamad, Che Hassan Che Haron

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Abstract

For the first time, an innovative combed technique was used for the successful preparation of untreated kenaf fibre. Subsequent to investigations, the combed strategy, provided a smooth kenaf surface with a tensile strength of 692 MPa. Although, while the water absorption was recorded as an excellent 8%, the 92° contact angle, indicated exceptional interfacial bonding, between the fibre-matrix. These results were confirmed through morphological images, which revealed the occurrence of minimal fibre breakage. Thus, the outstanding mechanical properties that come with an untreated kenaf composite, suggest a useful alternative material for automotive parts generation such as dashboard and door panel.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107644
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Volume184
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020

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Kenaf fibers
Fibers
Composite materials
Water absorption
Processing
Contact angle
Tensile strength
Mechanical properties

Keywords

  • Compression moulding
  • Fibres
  • Mechanical properties
  • Mechanical testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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New processing technique for biodegradable kenaf composites : A simple alternative to commercial automotive parts. / Mohd Radzuan, Nabilah Afiqah; Tholibon, Dulina; Sulong, Abu Bakar; Muhamad, Norhamidi; Haron, Che Hassan Che.

In: Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 184, 107644, 01.03.2020.

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