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Applications of kenaf-lignocellulosic fiber in polymer blends

Sarifuddin, Norshahida and Ismail, Hanafi (2015) Applications of kenaf-lignocellulosic fiber in polymer blends. In: Lignocellulosic polymer composites: processing, characterization, and properties. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA, pp. 499-521. ISBN 978-1-118-77357-4

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Increasing environmental concerns have encouraged researchers worldwide to expand the invention of new materials that may replace conventional materials in various applications. Among the available lignocellulosic fibers, kenaf has recently emerged as an interesting reinforcing component for the development of natural fiber-based composites. The unique attributes of kenaf fibers, which are comparable to those of synthetic fibers, have driven the interest in exploiting their full potentiality in polymer composites and their diverse use. Yet, their compatibility with polymer matrices and inherent moisture absorption have become crucial concerns. Thus, this chapter addresses various aspects of kenaf fiber-reinforced polymer composites with respect to the characteristics of natural fibers. Also discussed are Malaysian kenaf, properties of kenafcomposites and possible treatments for fiber.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 7385/46616
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kenaf, Malaysian cultivation, sago starch
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (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. Norshahida Sarifuddin
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 09:28
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 14:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46616

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