2018 : The effect of sisal fiber content in the biocomposite product from injection molding process on its mechanical properties

Prof. Dr. Ing. Ir. I Made Londen Batan M.Eng
Dinny Harnany, ST, M.Sc


Abstract

Many products made of composite have been found in human everyday life. Products such as vehicle component, electrical appliances, household appliances to medical equipment are made from composite. Composites are composed more than one basic constituent material. Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC) is kind of composite that polymer (plastic) as the based component. Most of PMC use synthetic fiber-materials as filler, but several kinds of synthetic fiber – materials can cause damage of the environment and the price is expensive. Because of this undesirable properties, environmental friendly and cheap filler materials are searched to replace the materials that have been used. Currently, many researchers are doing research using natural fibers as an alternative reinforcement (filler) to form a new composite called biocomposite. One of the natural fibers that can be utilized is sisal fiber. Sisal fibers are …