The effect of alkali treatment on the mechanical properties of short pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) reinforced high impact polystyrene (HIPS) composites

Author: J. P. Siregar 1, S. M. Sapuan 1*, M. Z. A. Rahman 2 and H. M. D. K. Zaman 3
Received 22 September 2009, accepted 2 April 2010.
Abstract

This paper reported the study of the effect of the alkali (NaOH) treatment on the mechanical properties of pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) reinforced high impact polystyrene (HIPS) composites. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of alkali (NaOH) treatment with different concentration of NaOH (0%, 2%, and 4%) solution. The mechanical properties such as tensile strength, tensile modulus, flexural strength, flexural modulus, notched and unnotched impact and hardness of short pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) reinforced high impact polystyrene (HIPS) composites were studied and compared. NaOH concentration of 4% that was used for the short PALF treatment showed the highest mechanical properties value compared to the other concentration.

Journal: Food, Agriculture and Environment (JFAE)
Print ISSN:1459-0255
Online ISSN: 1459-0263

Year: 2010, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pages 1103-1108.
Publisher: WFL.


Article Purchasing
 
Impact Factor


If you like to purchase this specific document  such as article, review or this journal issue, contact us.

Specify the title of the article or review, issue, number, volume and date of the publication.

Software and compilation, Science & Technology,  all rights reserved.

Your use of this website details or service is governed by terms of use.

Authors are invited to check from time to time news or information, read more>>>


Note to Users

The requested document is freely available only to subscribers/registered users with an online subscription to the Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment. If you have set up a personal subscription to this title please enter your user name and password. All abstracts are available for free.