Processing and Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Sisal and Bamboo Chemically Treated Hybrid Composite
In the recent years, due to the environmental concern, the development of natural fibre composites has shown a growth of interest because of their recyclability and biodegradability. In this paper, the sisal fibre and bamboo fibre hybrid composite has been made for untreated and 15% Ca(OH)2 alkali-treated fibre. The 15% Ca(OH)2 treated hybrid composite has made with two arrangements as sisal/bamboo/sisal(S/B/S) and bamboo/sisal/bamboo (B/S/B) by compression moulding. The tensile test has been analysed for the hybrid composite. The S/B/S hybrid composite results in higher tensile strength. The untreated S/B/S hybrid composite has been made by compression moulding, and the tensile test was recorded. The comparison of tensile test on treated and untreated hybrid composite resulted in treated S/B/S hybrid composite which has more tensile strength.
KeywordsAlkali treatment Compression moulding Tensile test
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