|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2011
||MS&T'11 Poster Session
||016 Impact Strength and Post Impact Tensile Strength of Kenaf Powder/PP (with and without MAPP) with Different Powder Percentage and Sizes
||NOR AMALINA NORDIN, YAKUB MD TAIB, ZURAIDAH SALLEH, MOHAMAD NOR BERHAN, NOR FAZLI ADULL MANAN, MOHD HAFEEZ MOHD AINI
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||NOR AMALINA NORDIN
Kenaf powder has potential to use as reinforcing fillers in producing natural fiber composite. This kind of natural fiber has low densities, high specific properties and also high volume of filling when producing the composite. The reason is their nature non-abrasive permits the use of kenaf as reinforcing filler. This study is focus on fabricating Kenaf Powder/PP with using Maleated Polypropylene (MAPP) and act as coupling agent to improve the bonding for kenaf powder and PP. By applying the different kenaf powder percentages and powder sizes, this paper will investigate the mechanical properties of Kenaf/PP composites in two different types of testing (izod impact strength test and post impact tensile strength test). Result obtained for izod impact and tensile test of KPC with kenaf powder size of 250 micron and 20% weight ratio without MAPP gave the highest value of the tensile strength and this KPC composite formulation.