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Surface properties and thermal behavior of Malaysian coir fiber

Ahmad, Zuraida (2012) Surface properties and thermal behavior of Malaysian coir fiber. In: Materials in Engineering in Health Sciences. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, pp. 1-7. ISBN 978-983-861-533-4

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Growing awareness of environmental concerns has encouraged the uses of natural fiber in a product. Natural fibers are extensively used in composite structure replacing synthetic fibers because they are abundantly available, low density, non-toxic and harmlessness, biodegradable, reliable in processing and low cost. Among the various natural fibers, coir fibre has shown a great potential for use in composite structures. Thus, present works study the properties of lignocellulosic fiber (coir fiber) as such attempts to use them as reinforcement in composite components. Considering all above, the chemical composition, morphology and thermal behavior of coir fiber were investigated. Peaks belong to hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin of fiber was identified from the FTIR spectra. The morphology properties of coconut fibers were determined using SEM. The thermal stability of the fibers was measured by means of TG. TG curves revealed degradation of different constituent of the coir fiber.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural fiber, coir, composite
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Ir Dr Zuraida Ahmad
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2012 16:04
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2012 16:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26650

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