Degradation of Plant Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

The effects of moisture, heat, fire, and UV radiation on the properties of plant fiber-polymer composites are discussed in this chapter. Chemical treatments and additives such as fibre treatments, fire retardants, and stabilisers are also mentioned in relation to UV radiation. The strength of a plant fiber-polymer composite is obtained by optimum fibre content, according to the analysis, but the presence of fibre allows the composite to deteriorate due to moisture. Fiber treatments that increase the fiber-matrix interface improve composite moisture resistance, however the fibres become less resistant when exposed to weather. Plant fiber-polymer composites with fire retardants and UV stabilisers have better fire and outdoor performance. Their mechanical properties, on the other hand, tend to deteriorate. It is concluded that the ideal blend ratio of chemical additive should be developed in order to achieve a balance between mechanical qualities and weather resistance.

Author(s) Details

Wahyu Purwo Raharjo
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia and Foundry Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia.

Dody Ariawan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia and Materials Engineering Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia.

Kuncoro Diharjo
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia and Materials Engineering Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia.

Wijang Wisnu Raharjo
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia and Materials Engineering Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia.

Bambang Kusharjanta
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia and Materials Engineering Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia.

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