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Manufacturing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

  • Mohd Sapuan Salit
  • Mohammad Jawaid
  • Nukman Bin Yusoff
  • M. Enamul Hoque

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. M. Arifur Rahman, Fahmida Parvin, Mahbub Hasan, M. Enamul Hoque
    Pages 17-43
  3. Birat KC, Muhammad Pervaiz, Omar Faruk, Jimi Tjong, Mohini Sain
    Pages 45-63
  4. N. Saba, M. T. Paridah, M. Jawaid, K. Abdan, N. A. Ibrahim
    Pages 101-124
  5. Mohammad Reza Ketabchi, M. Enamul Hoque, M. Khalid Siddiqui
    Pages 125-138
  6. Piyush P. Gohil, Vijaykumar Chaudhary, Kundan Patel
    Pages 139-153
  7. T. C. Fong, N. Saba, C. K. Liew, R. De Silva, M. Enamul Hoque, K. L. Goh
    Pages 155-175
  8. A. M. Fairuz, S. M. Sapuan, E. S. Zainudin, C. N. A. Jaafar
    Pages 217-231
  9. Nurhidayatullaili Muhd Julkapli, Samira Bagheri, S. M. Sapuan
    Pages 233-265
  10. Sarat K. Swain, Gyanaranjan Sahoo, Niladri Sarkar
    Pages 291-308
  11. Mahbub Hasan, M. Enamul Hoque, Samia Sultana Mir, N. Saba, S. M. Sapuan
    Pages 309-330
  12. M. D. Azaman, S. M. Sapuan, S. Sulaiman, E. S. Zainudin, A. Khalina
    Pages 351-367
  13. S. Misri, M. R. Ishak, S. M. Sapuan, Z. Leman
    Pages 369-383
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 385-394

About this book

Introduction

Natural fibers, derived from oil palm, sugar palm, bagasse, coir, banana stem, hemp, jute, sisal, kenaf, roselle, rice husk, betul nut husk, and cocoa pod, have been considered as reinforcing materials in polymer composites.  The unique properties of natural fibers including low cost, renewable, abundance, light weight, and less abrasive, suggest that they are suitable as semi-structural or non-structural engineering components.  Although research on natural fiber composites such as characterization, determination of properties, and design have been extensively carried out, these information are scattered and not easily accessible to non-specialists.  This book addresses such shortcoming and provides detailed accounts of natural fiber composites in terms of their physical and chemical properties, in relation to their applications in the manufacturing and engineering industries.  Chapters, written by experts in their respective fields, highlight the hidden values of natural fibers for all those who are interested in this exciting research discipline.

Keywords

Engineering Forestry Manufacturing Natural Materials Polymer

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohd Sapuan Salit
    • 1
  • Mohammad Jawaid
    • 2
  • Nukman Bin Yusoff
    • 3
  • M. Enamul Hoque
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia
  2. 2.Laboratory of Biocomposite TechnologyUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversiti MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  4. 4.University of King Faisal,Al-Hofuf,Al-Hassa,Saudi ArabiaDepartment of Biomedical EngineeringAl-HofufSaudi Arabia

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