Natural Fibre Reinforced Vinyl Ester and Vinyl Polymer Composites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081021606

Natural Fibre Reinforced Vinyl Ester and Vinyl Polymer Composites

1st Edition

Characterization, Properties and Applications

Authors: S.M. Sapuan H. Ismail E.S. Zainudin
Paperback ISBN: 9780081021606
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 630
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to natural fibre reinforced vinyl ester and vinyl polymer composites
2. Banana fiber filled Vinyl based polymer composite- A review
3. Properties of vinyl ester based pineapple leaf composites
4. The effect of outdoor exposure on mechanical properties of pultruded kenaf reinforced vinyl ester composites
5. Properties of betel nut husk reinforced vinyl ester composites
6. Sugarcane bagasse-filled poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) Composites
7. Thermal properties of roselle fibre reinforced vinyl ester composites
8. Effect of fibre orientation on mechanical properties of sugar palm fibre reinforced vinyl ester composites
9. Effect of coupling agent on mechanical properties and water absorption of rice hush filled impact modified poly(vinyl chloride) composites
10. Properties of vinyl ester composites reinforced by sugar palm fibres from different geographical locations
11. Application of natural fibre vinyl composites: A review
12. Recycled High Density Polyethylene/Ethylene Vinyl Acetate/Taro Powder Composites
13. Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)/ Epoxidised Natural Rubber (ENR)/ Kenaf Core Composites
14. Hybridization of Commercial Fillers with Kenaf Core Fibres on the Physical and Mechanical Properties of Low Density Polyethylene/Thermoplastic Sago Starch Composites
15. Characterization and Properties of Biodegradable Polymer Film Composites Based on Polyvinyl Alcohol and Tropical Fruit Waste Flour
16. Improvement of Inflammability and Biodegradability of Biocomposites Using Recycled Polypropylene with Kenaf Fibre


Description

Natural Fibre Reinforced Vinyl Ester and Vinyl Polymer Composites discusses recent advances and provides a comprehensive review, on the development, characterization and application of natural fibre 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) that are used as matrices in natural fibre composites are discussed. Chapters focus on different composite fabrication processes such as compression moulding, hand lay-up, and pultrusion processes.

Key themes covered in the book include:

  • Investigation on the properties and characterization of vinyl ester and vinyl polymers composites reinforced by natural fibres such as kenaf, rice hush, betel nut, roselle, pineapple leaf, sugar palm, banana pseudo-stem, tropical fruit skin fibres such as rambutan, jackfruit, banana and taro fibre
  • Different issues such as the effect of different geographical locations of fibre sources, different fibre orientations, and outdoor exposures on physical and mechanical properties of natural fibre reinforced vinyl ester and vinyl polymer composites
  • The effect of fibre treatment and coupling agents on mechanical and physical properties of these materials will also be evaluated
  • In addition to determination of physical and mechanical properties, studies on thermal, degradation, swelling behavior and morphological properties of natural fibre reinforced vinyl ester and vinyl polymer composites will also be discussed
  • Application of different types of natural fibre reinforced vinyl ester and vinyl polymers composites will also be addressed

Key Features

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

Readership

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


Details

No. of pages:
630
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN:
9780081021606

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About the Authors

S.M. Sapuan Author

Professor Mohd Sapuan (S.M. Sapuan) was born on 25 September 1965, in Kampung Sungai Nibong, Kota Setia, Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia and earned his B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Newcastle, Australia in 1990. Afterward he continued his study and obtained his MSc from Loughborough University, UK in 1994 and finally Ph.D from De Montfort University, UK in 1998. Later on, he has managed to pursue other qualifications including Life Fellow, International Biographical Association (LFIBA), Fellow, Institute of Materials Malaysia (FIMM), Fellow, Malaysian Scientific Association (FMSA), Life Member, Institute of Energy, Malaysia (LMInTeM), Member, International Association of Engineers, Member, Society of Automotive Engineers Inc. (MSAE), Fellow, Plastics, Rubber Institute Malaysia (FPRIM) and Honorary Life Member, Asian Polymer Association (HLMAPA), Member, International Network on Engineering Education and Research (iNEER), Member, National Professor Council, and Professional Engineer, Board of Engineers, Malaysia (PEng). Professor Mohd Sapuan is a Professor of Composite Materials in Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM); the position he took up since May 2007. Prof. Mohd Sapuan also holds other posts, including Research Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya (1990-1993), Member, Board of Directors, Mega Idaman Sdn. Bhd. Kuala Lumpur (1992-1994), Executive, Proton Bhd., Malaysia (1993), Lecturer and Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UPM (1998-2007), Lecturer and Head of Advanced Materials Research Centre, Institute of Advanced Technology, UPM (1999-2001), Visiting Lecturer, Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Universiti Malaya (2001-2002), Research Associate, Advanced Materials Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology, UPM (2001-2006), Visiting Academic, School of Engineering, Design and Technology, University of Bradford, UK (2007-2008), Head, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UPM (August 2008 – February 2011), Vice President, Asian Polymer Association (2008-now), Program Manager for Advanced Composite Materials, Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology, UPM (June 2008-2010 and July 2011-June 2013), Head, Materials Research Group, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UPM (2009 – now), Head, Engineering Composites Research Group, Faculty of Engineering, UPM (2010- now), Co-opted Committee member, Plastic and Rubber Institute Malaysia (2010-2012), Visiting Professor, Faculty of Mechanical engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) (2011-2013), Visiting Professor, Universitas Malahayati, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia (2012), Universiti Malaya (2013-2014) and the most recent one Head of Composite Technology Research Program, UPM. In 2011, Professor Mohd Sapuan was promoted to B Grade Professor known as JUSA B; which is senior professorship post. Prof. Mohd Sapuan’s contribution to his research field is evidenced by his publications. To date he has authored or co-authored more than 900 publications on mechanical engineering, specializing mainly in composite materials, natural fibre composites, materials selection, concurrent engineering, total design and design methods including in national and international journals (450 papers published/accepted), books (10), edited books (4) and conference proceedings/seminars (370) He was invited to present keynote lectures at 8 conferences organized by various organizations such as UPM, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Universitas Malahayati, Indonesia, and STRIDE, Ministry of Defense, Malaysia. In addition he presented 55 invited lectures in conferences and seminars.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Composites Technology Research Program, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia

H. Ismail Author

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 Putra Malaysia

E.S. Zainudin Author

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

Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia