Effect of Alkali treatments on physical and Mechanical strength of Pineapple leaf fibres

M. Asim, M. Jawaid, K. Abdan, M. Nasir

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Pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) is a waste material of pineapple plants. PALF is abundant in amount for industrial purpose, cheap, easily available, high specific strength and stiffness. PALF is contributing a sustainable development in bio-composites as reinforcement material. However, natural fibres are not fully compatible with matrix due to hydrophilic in nature. To enhance the compatibility with matrix, fibres are modified its surface to make good interfacial bonding with matrix. In this research, PALF is treated with 3% and 6% concentration of NaOH for 3h, 6h 9h, and 12h soaking time. Surface modification of fibres was investigated by using scanning electron microscopy. Single fibre test and diameter of PALF fibres were evaluated the effects of NaOH treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012030
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 30 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering 2017, ICAMME 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Aug 8 2017Aug 9 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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