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Water Absorption Behaviour of Kenaf Reinforced Unsaturated Polyester Composites and Its Influence on Their Mechanical Properties
Viewed 383 times since Sat, Aug 20, 2011
Fibre reinforced composites have gained use in a variety of applications. The performances of these composites may suffer when the material is exposed to adverse environments for a long period of time. Kenaf fibre reinforced  ... Read More
Water absorption and tensile properties of soil buried kenaf fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester composites (KFRUPC)
Viewed 388 times since Sat, Aug 20, 2011
The growing of global environmental concern, high rate of depletion of petroleum resources, as well as new environmental regulations have forced the search for new fibre reinforced composite materials that  are compatible with the... Read More
The Eco-Core Snowboard
Viewed 495 times since Thu, Jul 26, 2012
Natural fiber composites have been heavily investigated in recent years not only because they are more environmentally friendly than other composite materials but also because of the apparent high strength and low density of the fibers. The hemp... Read More
Tensile properties characterization of okra woven fiber reinforced polyester composites
Viewed 370 times since Tue, May 8, 2012
Chemically treated and untreated henequen natural fibers were used as reinforcement for the preparation of composites and they were micromechanically characterized using pull out and single fiber fragmentation test [1]. A film stacking method was... Read More
Tensile Behavior and Morphological Studies of TPNR-KF-CF Hybrid Composite
Viewed 307 times since Tue, May 8, 2012
Synergistic effect on hybrid system of thermoplastic natural rubber (TPNR)-kenaf fiber (KF)-carbon fiber (CF) was investigated. It was found that tensile strength reduced drastically with the incorporation of KF. However, the domination of KF content... Read More
Tensile and flexural strengths of coconut spathe-fibre reinforced epoxy composites
Viewed 1380 times since Tue, May 8, 2012
Tensile and flexural strengths of coconut spathe and spathe-fibre reinforced epoxy composites were evaluated to assess the possibility of using it as a new material in engineering applications. Samples were fabricated by the hand lay up process (30... Read More
Polyethylene Composites Reinforced by Kenaf Fiber Modified by Silane Grafted Low Density Polyethylene
Viewed 281 times since Fri, Oct 26, 2012
The use of natural fibers as reinforcements and fillers in natural-fiber/thermoplastic composites has become more commonplace in recent years as they have many advantageous attributes, such as low density, low cost, high specific strength and modulus... Read More
Natural Fiber Composites: Retting, Preform Manufacture & Molding
Viewed 235 times since Sun, Mar 3, 2013
To develop, build, and demonstrate an economical, lab-scale, automated fiber retting process and apparatus suitable to bast based fibers including hemp, kenaf, and flax. Read More
Viewed 316 times since Mon, Sep 10, 2012
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of alkali and SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) treatment on Banana/Kenaf Hybrid composites and woven hybrid composites. The fibers are treated with 10% of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and 10% Sodium Lauryl... Read More
High temperature tensile properties and deep drawing of fully green composites
Viewed 265 times since Sat, Apr 6, 2013
In recent years, research and development of materials using biomass sources are much expected to construct a sustainable society. The so-called green composite consisting of natural fibers and biodegradable resin, is one of the most promising... Read More
Environment friendly ‘green’ composites
Viewed 337 times since Sun, Mar 18, 2012
The past several decades have seen an explosion in the use of polymers for applications in everything from consumer products to automobiles. While the properties of these polymers (such as ABS, PMMA, and nylon) are well-suited to their applications,... Read More
Viewed 992 times since Wed, Aug 24, 2011
This paper reports the production of inorganic bonded sandwich panels (Aerocon Panels) made of two fibre reinforced cement sheets enclosing a light-weight core composed of Portland cement, binders and a mix of silicaceous and micaceous... Read More
Development of hemp fibre-PP nonwoven composites
Viewed 308 times since Thu, Jan 5, 2012
Natural fibres, such as flax, hemp, jute, and kenaf have received considerable attention as an environmentally friendly alternative for the use of glass fibres in engineering composites [1]. These plant fibres have a number of techno-ecological... Read More
Composites Based on Natural Fibre Fabrics
Viewed 242 times since Thu, Mar 14, 2013
In the latest years industry is attempting to decrease the dependence on petroleum based fuels and products due to the increased environmental consciousness. This is leading to the need to investigate environmentally friendly, sustainable materials... Read More
Composite Recycling and Disposal An Environmental R&D Issue
Viewed 314 times since Sat, Nov 26, 2011
Aeronautic/aerospace applications, both military and commercial, are accounting for a large share of the growing composite market in value. However, their share of the market in volume is much smaller. Costs are high when large amounts of carbon... Read More
Benefits of Low Kenaf Loading in Biobased Composites of Poly(L-lactide) and Kenaf Fiber
Viewed 283 times since Tue, Sep 20, 2011
Bast fibers from stems of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus, L.), a warm-season tropical herbaceous annual plant, were dispersed into poly-L-lactide (PLLA) matrix by melt-mixing followed by compression molding. Low fiber fractions (1–5... Read More
Applications of Natural Fiber Composites for Constructive Parts in Aerospace, Automobiles, and Other Areas
Viewed 788 times since Sat, Oct 8, 2011
Although fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) have until now been largely applied to the area of aerospace technology, these construction materials have also been used in many technical applications, especially where high strength... Read More