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Pineapple leaf fibers and PALF-reinforced polymer composites

Salit, Mohd. Sapuan and Mohamed, Abd. Rahman and Siregar, Januar Parlaungan and Ishak, Mohd. Ridzuan (2011) Pineapple leaf fibers and PALF-reinforced polymer composites. In: Cellulose fibers: bio- and nano-polymer composites: green chemistry and technology. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 325-343. ISBN 9783642173691

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Pineapple leaf fibers (PALF) have long been known as textile materials in many countries. Despite being mechanically excellent and environmentally sound, PALF are the least-studied natural fibers, especially for reinforcing composites. This article presents a survey of research works carried out on PALF and PALF-reinforced composites. It reviews PALF extraction, fiber characterization, and PALF applications, modification of PALF, and manufacture and properties of PALF-reinforced composites. With increasing importance of pineapple and pineapple plantation area, value-added applications of PALF as reinforcing fibers in polymer composites must be developed in order to increase “resource potential” of pineapple and consequently energize the utilization of PALF.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3307/2837
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ananassus, PA-reinforcPineapple leaf fibres
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Mohamed Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2011 14:23
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 05:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2837

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