Preparation and characterisation of polyvinyl alcohol/oil palm empty fruit bunch fibre composite

Ching, K.S. and Ealid, M. and Ching, Yern Chee and Haniff, M. and Khalid, M. and Beg, M.T.H. (2014) Preparation and characterisation of polyvinyl alcohol/oil palm empty fruit bunch fibre composite. Materials Research Innovations, 18 (S6). pp. 364-367. ISSN 1432-8917

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1179/1432891714Z.0000000001008

Abstract

This paper focusses on the effect of thermal ageing and mechanical properties of empty fruit bunch filled polyvinyl alcohol composites. A composite plate with various volume fractions from 0.5 to 3 wt-% of empty fruit bunch was fabricated. The composites were created by a casting evaporation technique. Generally, there appears to be intimate contact between empty fruit bunch fibre and polyvinyl alcohol. In composites with higher fibre content, there is a greater tendency for filler interaction to take place. The results showed that the addition of 1 wt-% of empty fruit bunch fibre increased the tensile strength and modulus of the polyvinyl alcohol/empty fruit bunch fibre composite. There was a further increase in the mechanical properties of all the samples after thermal ageing at 50 degrees C for 6 hours.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Empty fruit bunch; Polyvinyl alcohol; Mechanical properties; Thermal ageing; Morphology; Casting; Biocomposite
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: MR Faizal II H
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2015 00:46
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 05:52
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/15480

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