The effect of surface treatment on composites of water hyacinth natural fiber reinforced epoxy resin

Asep Handaya Saputra, Arinta Difandra, Alia Badra Pitaloka

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Abstract

Water hyacinth is an aquatic weed which has potential of natural fiber as raw material of composites. The mechanical properties and the availability of water hyacinth in tropical country are a potential that could be developed as natural fiber in composite. In this experiment, surface of water hyacinth treated by silane coupling agent for adhering with epoxy resin. Dry water hyacinth can be obtained by cold pressed and hot pressed which the temperature are varied. The tensile strength of water hyacinth that hot pressed treatment at 110 oC, is 28.36 N/mm2. Silane coupling agent is used for surface treatment. The immersion time of Dry water hyacinth in silane coupling agent is varied from 5, 10, and 15 minutes. The Composite with 15 minutes of immersion time of water hyacinth has the highest bending strength (20.524 N/mm2). From SEM observations showed that the influence of the silane coupling agent is very significant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 International Conference on Engineering Materials, ICEM 2012
Pages480-485
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2013
Event2012 International Conference on Engineering Materials, ICEM 2012 - , Singapore
Duration: 30 Dec 201231 Dec 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume651
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference2012 International Conference on Engineering Materials, ICEM 2012
CountrySingapore
Period30/12/1231/12/12

Keywords

  • Composites
  • Epoxy resins
  • Silane coupling agent
  • Water hyacinth

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