The physical and morphological properties of kenaf fibres/ epoxy in coating treatment process / Muhammad Mustakim Mohd Ghaztar ... [et al.]

Mohd Ghaztar, Muhammad Mustakim Mohd Ghaztar and Nik Ibrahim, Nik Noor Idayu and Zakaria, Sarani and Romli, Ahmad Zafir (2019) The physical and morphological properties of kenaf fibres/ epoxy in coating treatment process / Muhammad Mustakim Mohd Ghaztar ... [et al.]. Scientific Research Journal, 16 (2). pp. 43-58. ISSN 1675-7009


Natural fibre is known useful in many applications however, the existing fibre treatment method able to reduce its overall properties. In this study, a new, simple and cost-effective fibre coating treatment method was developed which was able to improve the physical and morphological properties that open a new path for natural based materials to be used in a more robust application. The physical and morphological properties of various coated kenaf fibres were analysed to comprehend the cutting behaviour of coated fibres after subjected to the pulverisation process. The kenaf fibres were individually immersed in 1:4, 1:5 and 1:6 epoxy to acetone coating solutions prior cured, and pulverised consecutively using 5 mm, 1 mm, 0.5 mm and 0.25 mm mesh sizes aperture. The morphological characteristic was analysed using polarised optical and scanning electron microscope. The result showed that 1:6 coating ratio solution able to effectively coat the fibres’ aspect ratio that forming individual coated fibre which in long length pulverised fibres. Moreover, the low viscous 1:6 solution able to penetrate inside fibre structure that supported by density and fibre crosssection analysis compare to the other solutions. In future, this analysis is crucial to give insight on the coated fibres behaviour after subjected to the mechanical means of cutting process that later relates to the reinforcing mechanism in the composite samples.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mohd Ghaztar, Muhammad Mustakim Mohd GhaztarUNSPECIFIED
Nik Ibrahim, Nik Noor IdayuUNSPECIFIED
Zakaria, SaraniUNSPECIFIED
Romli, Ahmad ZafirUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Materials of engineering and construction > Coatings
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Biotechnology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC)
Journal or Publication Title: Scientific Research Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > Scientific Research Journal
ISSN: 1675-7009
Volume: 16
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 43-58
Item ID: 28250
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kenaf fibre, Pulverisation process, Epoxy coating treatment, Post-cutting behaviour


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