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Natural Fiber Reinforced Vinyl Ester and Vinyl Polymer Composites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081021606, 9780081021613

Natural Fiber Reinforced Vinyl Ester and Vinyl Polymer Composites

1st Edition

Development, Characterization and Applications

Authors: S.M. Sapuan H. Ismail E.S. Zainudin
Paperback ISBN: 9780081021606
eBook ISBN: 9780081021613
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 22nd June 2018
Page Count: 392
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to natural Fiber reinforced vinyl ester and vinyl polymer composites
2. Natural Fiber reinforced vinyl polymer composites
3. Recent Advances in Polyethylene-based Biocomposites
4. Optimisation Method of Injection Moulding Parameters for Vinyl Based Polymer Composites
5. Fabrication and effect of immersion in various solutions on mechanical properties of pultruded kenaf Fiber composites: A review
6. Properties of betel nut husk reinforced vinyl ester composites
7. Sugarcane bagasse-filled poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) Composites: A Review
8. Mechanical properties and morphological analysis of roselle/sugar palm Fiber reinforced vinyl ester hybrid composites
9. Mechanical Properties of Mengkuang Leaves Fiber Reinforced Low Density Polyethylene Composite
10. Effect of coupling agent on mechanical properties and water absorption of rice husk filled impact modified poly(vinyl chloride) composites
11. Development of sugar palm Fiber reinforced vinyl ester composites
12. Taro Powder (Colocasia esculenta) Filler Reinforced Recycled High Density Polyethylene/ Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Composites: Effect of Different Filler Loading and High Density Polyethylene grafted Glycolic Acid as Compatibilizer
13. Physical, Mechanical and Ballistic Properties of Kenaf Fiber Reinforced Poly Vinyl Butyral (PVB) and its Hybrid Composites
14. Hybridization of Commercial Fillers with Kenaf Core Fibers on the Physical and Mechanical Properties of Low Density Polyethylene/Thermoplastic Sago Starch Composites
15. Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)/ Epoxidised Natural Rubber (ENR)/ Kenaf Core Composites: Preparation and properties
16. Characterization and Properties of Biodegradable Polymer Film Composites Based on Polyvinyl Alcohol and Tropical Fruit Waste Flour
17. Comparison Of Processing And Mechanical Properties Of Polypropylene/ Recycled Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber/Rice Husk Powder Composites Modified With Silane And Acetic Anhydride Compound
18. Electrical–Based Applications of Natural Fiber Vinyl Polymer Composites


Natural Fiber Reinforced Vinyl Ester and Vinyl Polymer Composites: Characterization, Properties and Applications discusses recent advances on the development, characterization and application of natural fiber vinyl ester and vinyl polymers composites. Various types of vinyl ester and vinyl based polymers, such as poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC), low and high density polyethylene (LDPE and HDPE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) are discussed. Chapters focus on different composite fabrication processes, such as compression moulding, hand lay-up, and pultrusion processes. Key themes covered include the properties and characterization of vinyl ester and vinyl polymers composites reinforced by natural fibers.

The effect of fiber treatment and coupling agents on mechanical and physical properties of these materials is also evaluated. In addition to a determination of physical and mechanical properties, studies on thermal, degradation, swelling behavior, and the morphological properties of natural fiber reinforced vinyl ester and vinyl polymer composites is also presented.

Key Features

  • Presents the importance of vinyl ester and vinyl-based polymers as matrices in natural fiber composites
  • Provides a detailed and comprehensive review on the development, characterization and applications of natural fiber vinyl ester and vinyl polymers composites
  • Looks at recent fabrication techniques and the mechanical properties of materials
  • Contains contributions from leading experts in the field


Academic and industrial researchers (students, PhD scholars) working in the field of biocomposite materials


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About the Authors

S.M. Sapuan

S.M. Sapuan is Professor of Composite Materials at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. He earned his B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Newcastle, Australia in 1990, MSc from Loughborough University, UK in 1994, and Ph.D from De Montfort University, UK in 1998. His research interests include natural fiber composites, materials selection, and concurrent engineering. To date Prof. Sapuan has authored or co-authored more than 1300 publications international journals (629 papers), books (17), edited books (13), chapters in books (91) and conference proceedings/seminars (597 papers).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Composite Materials, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia

H. Ismail

H. Ismail obtained his PhD from Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom. His research interests include natural fiber reinforced polymer composites, recycling of rubber and plastic wastes and biodegradable polymer. He has won many awards including Khwarizmi International Award 2000 from Iran, APCTT (Asia Pacific) 2000 International Award, ISESCO Prize in Science & Technology 2001, Gold Medal at the International Trade Fair IENA 2005, Nuremberg, Germany, Gold Medal at the 56th World Exhibition of Innovation and Research and New Technologies at Brussel, Belgium, Double Gold and Special Award from Russia at British Invention Show (BIS 2010), London and Gold Medal at 6th International Invention Fair in the Middle East (IIFME), Kuwait, 2013. He has published more than 400 research papers in various polymer ISI international journals, 10 books and 10 chapters in books and is currently one of the Editorial Board for Polymer Plastic Technology & Engineering (Marcel Dekker, USA), Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences (Maxwell Science), ASEAN Engineering Journal, Iranian Journal of Energy and Environment, Iranian Polymer Journal (Springer), Central European Journal of Engineering (Springer), Journal of Composites and Biodegradable Polymers (Savvy Publishers) and J of Vinyl and Additive Technology (Wiley).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Polymer Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

E.S. Zainudin

E.S Zainudin is currently an associate professor in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering department and former head of Laboratory of Biocomposite Technology at Universiti Putra Malaysia. He earned his B.Eng degree in Mechanical & Materials Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1998 and MSc & Ph.D from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2002 and 2009 respectively. His research interests include natural fiber composites and mechanical & materials engineering. To date he has published more than 100 articles in journal & conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia