Review of Manufacturing Process of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

Authors

  • Mohamad Najmi Masri UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA KELANTAN
  • M.B. Abu Bakar Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
  • N.W. Rusli Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
  • M.F. Ismail Compounding & Colouring Sdn. Bhd
  • M.H.M Amini Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
  • A.A. Al-Rashdi Umm Al-Qura University, Al-Qunfudah University College

Keywords:

Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer, Composite, Injection Molding, Sheet Molding Compound, Pultrusion

Abstract

Lately, natural fibers have been gaining consideration in development of composites due to its biodegradability, availability and low-cost compared to synthetic fibers. Natural fibers are renewable sources, biodegradable, environmentally friendly and effortless in machinery. In this paper, the manufacturing of production for natural fiber reinforced polymer composite (NFRC) will be reviewed. These including injection molding, resin transfer molding (RTM), pultrusion, sheet molding compound (SMC) and compression molding processing technique. Injection molding and compression molding are mostly used in the industry. This is due to the machines give a good finishing surface of the products and low cost

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Published

24-04-2021

How to Cite

Masri, M. N., Abu Bakar, M., Rusli, N. ., Ismail, M. ., Amini, M. ., & Al-Rashdi, A. (2021). Review of Manufacturing Process of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 13(4), 172–179. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/6141

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