Effect of benzoyl treatment on flexural and compressive properties of sugar palm/glass fibres/epoxy hybrid composites

Syafiqah N.A. Safri, Mohamed T.H. Sultan, Naheed Saba, Mohammad Jawaid

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Abstract

Present study deals the benzoylation of sugar palm fibres (SPF) and its hybridization in glass fibres (GF) reinforced epoxy composites through a traditional hand lay-up technique. The effect of benzoylation on flexural and compressive properties at various fibres-fibres (SPF/GF) ratios, that is, 100:0, 70:30, 50:50, 30:70 and 0:100 of SPF/GF/epoxy hybrid composites were evaluated and compared. The flexural and compressive properties of the composites were investigated according to ASTM D-790-10 (2010) and ASTM D695-15 (2015) standards. Result analysis revealed that benzoylation of the SPF considerably improved the flexural and compressive properties of the SPF/GF/epoxy hybrid composites. However the best flexural and compressive properties were observed for treated SPF/GF/epoxy hybrid composites with formulation of 30SPF:70GF also been justified by the SEM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-369
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Testing
Volume71
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Benzoylation
  • Compressive properties
  • Flexural properties
  • Glass fibres
  • Hybrid composites
  • Sugar palm fibres

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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