Important Considerations in Manufacturing of Natural Fiber Composites: A Review

Jamiluddin, Jaafar and Januar Parlaungan, Siregar and Salwani, Mohd Salleh and Mohd Hazim, Mohd Hamdan and Cionita*, Tezara and Teuku, Rihayat and Mohammad Hazim, Mohamad Hamdan (2019) Important Considerations in Manufacturing of Natural Fiber Composites: A Review. International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology, 6. pp. 647-664. ISSN 2198-0810

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The paper overviews the essential considerations in the manufacturing process of natural fiber composites which influence the performance of biocomposites. The evaluation of thermal properties of composites matrix and natural fiber chemical composition and physical properties appears to be necessary as the initial screening factors before the manufacturing process of biocomposites. On the other hand, considerations on fiber composition, type of manufacturing process and parameter used are seen as other crucial significant factors that need to be focused during the manufacturing of biocomposites. Moreover, the treatment used in the manufacturing process such as alkali treatment and coupling agent utilization should also be highlighted as additional important measures for better performance of biocomposites. In this review, all significant factors that influence the performance outcome of natural fiber composites are highlighted to provide the base-line source of literature for the manufacturing and production of composites sample. It is expected that the findings from the present study could further enhance the performance of natural fiber composites and able to become the preferred alternative or replacement for petroleum-based polymer in various industrial and commercial applications in the future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural fiber composites, composites manufacturing, material processing
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering & Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 19 May 2020 07:20
Last Modified: 19 May 2020 07:20

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