and 40 for hardwoods to produce good quality fiberboard and paper (Akgul In term of fiber length, all the kenaf varieties bast fiber has longer fiber than core fiber. Decorticated kenaf stalks were retted by bacterial and chemical processes. The mixed resin of epoxy and hardener was poured gently in the mould to avoid any bubble generation. 30. The fiber morphology of Kenaf is comparison with other fibrous materials as cell wall thickness compared to other varieties. B. Azhar, and M. I. stalk of the kenaf plant consists of two distinct fiber types. The fiber length may influence the various Aging process deteriorated the strength of the kenaf/epoxy samples especially when the aging was conducted in engine oil and diesel. As an herbaceous plant, kenaf P. Wambua, J. Ivens, and I. Verpoest, “Natural fibres: can they replace glass in fibre reinforced plastics?”, T. Nishino, K. Hirao, M. Kotera, K. Nakamae, and H. Inagaki, “Kenaf reinforced biodegradable composite,”, A. Shalwan and B. F. Yousif, “In state of art: mechanical and tribological behaviour of polymeric composites based on natural fibres,”, B. Aldousiri, M. Alajmi, and A. Shalwan, “Mechanical properties of palm fibre reinforced recycled HDPE,”, S. Ochi, “Mechanical properties of kenaf fibers and kenaf/PLA composites,”, A. M. M. Edeerozey, H. M. Akil, A. Kenaf is a warm season annual fiber crop closely related to cotton and jute. It is produced from flowering plants in the genus Corchorus, which is in the mallow family Malvaceae.The primary source of the fiber is Corchorus olitorius, but it is considered inferior to Corchorus capsularis. " Structure of Fiber: The stalk of the Kenaf plant consists of two distinct types of fibers : The outer fiber is called bast and comprises roughly 40% of the stalk dry weight. of anatomical structure may produce different properties in different kenaf In the cases of the aged composites, there is reduction in the overall strength of the composites with the increase of the weight of the fibre bundle. With regard to the effect of aging process on the strength of the samples, Figure 3(b) shows the averages of the strength of the aged samples. The scanning electron microscopy was used to observe the structural changes resulting from the aging effect on the samples focusing on the fibres. al. of 0.89 mm. Research in the United States to use the kenaf bast (outer bark) fibers for rope began in the 1940's when jute imports from Asia were interrupted by World War II. Treating the fibres with 6% NaOH significantly improved the interfacial adhesion of the fibres with the matrix. KENAF is a type of hemp fiber native to east-central Africa where it has been grown for several thousand years for food and fiber. This paper reports the structure‐property relationships of kenaf fiber bast and core fibers length of Kenaf are 2.70 and 0.78 mm, respectively. However, due to the presence of the water, there is deterioration in the structure of the fibres rather than the interfacial bonding area. environment (Haarer, 1952). Also, some of the fibres seem to have inner fine fibres which are in bundle form. This paper reports the structure‐property relationships of kenaf fiber The effect of alkalization of milled kenaf fiber Accordingly, the single fibre pull-out test was determined. Scientists state that the overall properties of kenaf fiber depends on the individual properties of each of its components. onto a slide. Review articles are excluded from this waiver policy. Bhd. 4. He found that kenaf planted in Greece had fines ray and and paper tensile strength properties. Q-Ping, KK60, V12, V19, V36, V132 and NS V133 and TK were planted in January 2007 and harvested in July 2007 from Taman Pertanian Universiti, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). (2008). Composite polyester reinforced kenaf fiber has been prepared via hand lay-up process by varying fiber forms into plain weave, twill and mats structure. The kenaf in this study were used in It is believed that an alkali treatment on kenaf fiber has the capability on changing the fine structure of the native cellulose I to cellulose II by a process known as alkalization [72,79,82]. On the other hand, the treatment of the fibres assisted in dropping the effect of the aging since the reduction in the strength of the treated aged fibres is much less than the untreated fibres. Decorticated kenaf stalks were retted by bacterial and chemical processes. diffuse-porous, consisting of fibres, vessel members and typically rectangular the treated fibers structure that the lignin content decreased in bleached kenaf fiber. The kenaf fibres were processed through water retting, chemical retting and mechanical extractions. There are nine kenaf varieties i.e., Q-Ping, KK60, V12, V19, V36, V132 and He conducted detailed evaluation on fiber processing and chemical composition. species is the vessels in kenaf denser near the pith and lesser near the bark, is one of distinguish features to identify the variety amongst same species. The effects of woven and non-woven kenaf fiber on mechanical properties of polyester composites were studied at different types of perform structures. These fibers have excellent specific properties and have potential to be outstanding reinforcing fillers in plastics. for the same species is usually due genetically inherited and other external Abstract: Kenaf core was tested for its ability to sorb diesel oil from the pure diesel oil bath and the diesel oil containing water bath after extracting with diethyl ether to remove wax from fiber surface, grinding to disrupt lumen structure and presoaking in water. length/fiber diameter). This layer on the kenaf surface would prevent the penetration of the epoxy during the curing causing some deboning around the interfacial area of the fibre with the matrix. days after planting. ... components in the within the composite structure. of two or three. 1. We are committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19 as quickly as possible. The tests were performed at 1 mm/min loading rate. 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