|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2011
||MS&T'11 Poster Session
||014 Heat Treatment Effect on Different Type of Kenaf Fiber Composite
||Zuraidah Salleh, MOHAMAD NOR BERHAN, YAKUB MD TAIB, DAVID H ISAAC, NOR FAZLI ADULL MANAN
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Kenaf, Hibiscus cannabinus L., is biodegradable and environmentally friendly crops. The most rapidly expanding application for kenaf fibres at present is as reinforcement in composites. The interest in using natural fibers in composites has increased in recent years due their combustible, non-toxic lightweight, non-abrasive, low cost and biodegradable properties. In this study, differences of heat treatment kenaf fiber were use in fiber-reinforced composites. The kenaf powder, short kenaf fiber and kenaf textile are use in different of heat treatment are prepared by cool press hand lay-up technique are investigated. A series of tensile tests were also performed to evaluate the effect of their modulus and UTS. Morphological and structural changes of the fibers were investigated using SEM. From the result it has been found that the tensile strength is increase almost 15% percentage by increasing temperature and time in heat treatment process and the textile kenaf composite have highest UTS.