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Mechanical and Water Absorption Properties of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch Reinforced Polyethylene Composites

Mohamad Kamal Ruzaini Bin Mohd Afifi, Mohamad Kamal Ruzaini (2010) Mechanical and Water Absorption Properties of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch Reinforced Polyethylene Composites. Universiti Teknologi Petronas. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of varying filler loading on mechanical properties and water absorption behaviour of the oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB) reinforced with high density polyethylene (HDPE) composites. Particulate size OPEFB (425 µm) were compounded together with the matrix polymer and moulded into dog-bone shaped specimens using injection moulding machine at four levels of filler loading (0, 5, 10 and 15 wt.%). From the Scanning electron microscope (SEM) observation of the filler’s strand, the surface and texture changed after the drying process during the filler preparation stage.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subject: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Engineering > Mechanical
Depositing User: Users 5 not found.
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 11:23
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:43
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/1312

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