Tensile properties of single oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB) fibre

Mohd Zuhri Mohd Yusoff, and Mohd Sapuan Salit, and Napsiah Ismail, (2009) Tensile properties of single oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB) fibre. Sains Malaysiana, 38 (4). p. 525. ISSN 0126-6039


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The use of natural fibres obtained from plants and trees as reinforcing materials has attracted many researchers to widen their applications. Natural fibres are low cost, low density, have high specific properties, biodegradable and non-abrasive. Oil palm fibre (OPF) can be obtained directly from natural resource, it is cheap and also has advantages due to its renewable nature, low cost, and easy availability. In this study, the mechanical performances of single oil palm fibre are measured and evaluated. The diameter of OPF was in the range from 250 to 610 μm while moisture content was between 2.2 to 9.5%. The average tensile properties obtained were tensile strength, 71 MPa, Young’s modulus, 1703 MPa and elongation at break, 11%.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Empty fruit bunch; natural fibre; tensile properties
Journal:Sains Malaysiana
ID Code:46
Deposited By: Mr Fazli Nafiah -
Deposited On:08 Oct 2010 20:06
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