Physical and thermal properties of treated sugar palm/glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic polyurethane hybrid composites

A. Atiqah, M. Jawaid, S. M. Sapuan, M. R. Ishak, M. N.M. Ansari, R. A. Ilyas

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Abstract

Lignocellulosic/natural fibre and glass fibre-based hybrid composites are considered as high-performance composites but very limited numbers of researchers worked on substituting sugar palm fibre with glass fibre in hybrid composites. The main goal of this research to investigate the effect of various treatment such as 6% alkaline (TNSP), 2% silane (TSSP) and combined 6% alkaline-2% silane (TNSSP) on physical and thermal properties of sugar palm/glass/thermoplastic polyurethane hybrid composites were carried out. Taking into account of physical properties, the combined alkaline-silane treated hybrid composites (TNSSP) showed the lowest density, thickness swelling, and water absorption as compared to other composites. The good thermal stability was discovered for treated as compared to untreated sugar palm fibre based composites (UTSP). Overall, the treated sugar palm/glass/thermoplastic polyurethane hybrid composites suitable for the fabrication of automotive components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3726-3732
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Research and Technology
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Glass fibre
  • Hybrid composites
  • Physical properties
  • Sugar palm fibre
  • Thermal properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys

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