Environmentally friendly composites are composites with one or all of the constituent elements being natural materials. Indonesia with high biodiversity resources produces a lot of various types of natural fibers as reinforcements, one of them is pineapple leaf fiber (PALF). This study aimed to determine the effect of Subang PALF contents on flammability, impact resistance, and hardness of polypropylene (PP) / Subang PALF composites. Three compositions of PALF in PP were fabricated by hot press method. Pristine PP samples were also prepared for comparison. Flammability, impact, and hardness test results showed that composites with 40 wt.% PALF were the best with their respective values of (15.7 ? 0.4) mm/minute, (31.6 ? 4.5) J/cm2, and (60.5 ? 2.01) HD.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Sep 2019|
|Event||Seminar Nasional Material 2018, SNM 2018 - Bandung, Indonesia|
Duration: 16 Nov 2018 → 17 Nov 2018