A Review on Pineapple Leaves Fibre and Its Composites

Asim, M. and Abdan, Khalina and Jawaid, M. and Nasir, M. and Dashtizadeh, Zahra and Ishak, M. R. and Enamul Hoque, M. (2015) A Review on Pineapple Leaves Fibre and Its Composites. International Journal of Polymer Science, 2015 (950567). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1687-9422

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Natural fibre based composites are under intensive study due to their ecofriendly nature and peculiar properties.The advantage of natural fibres is their continuous supply, easy and safe handling, and biodegradable nature. Although natural fibres exhibit admirable physical and mechanical properties, it varies with the plant source, species, geography, and so forth. Pineapple leave fibre (PALF) is one of the abundantly available wastes materials of Malaysia and has not been studied yet as it is required. A detailed study of chemical, physical, and mechanical properties will bring out logical and reasonable utilization of PALF for various applications. Fromthe socioeconomic prospective, PALF can be a newsource of rawmaterial to the industries and can be potential replacement of the expensive and nonrenewable synthetic fibre. However, few studies on PALF have been done describing the interfacial adhesion between fibres and reinforcement compatibility of fibre but a detailed study on PALF properties is not available. In this review, author covered the basic information of PALF and compared the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties with other natural fibres. Furthermore, it summarizes the recent work reported on physical, mechanical, and thermal properties of PALF reinforced polymer composites with its potential applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T1-995 Technology(General)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Teknologi Industri (School of Industrial Technology) > Article
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 02:29
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 02:29
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/38191

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