Preparation and Characterization of Composites Made from Chrysanthemum Waste using Resin Infusion
Date of publication 17 August 2020
Authors Chin, Wei Hao Aaron; Koay, Seong Chun; Chan, Ming Yeng; Yeow, Tshai Kim; Pang, Ming Meng.
Sources Second International Conference on Material Science, Smart Structures and Applications (Icmss-2019) : 2233
This research focused on utilizing the natural fibres extracted from chrysanthemum waste in producing composite material using resin infusion processing method. The chrysanthemum waste fibres were extracted using water retting method then the fibres were further treated with Sodium Hydroxide (NAOH) and Acrodur binder. This research investigated the effects of these treatment methods on the tensile and morphological properties of the composite. Prior to the infusion process, the CW fibres were made into fibre mat using water laid method. Then, these fibre mats were infused with epoxy resin and made into composite. This research found the CW fibre mat with NaOH and Acrudor binder treatments were able to produce a composite with tensile strength and modulus of 23.6 MPa and 4612.8 MPa, respectively. In short, the CW fibre have potential in being used to produce composite material that can be used for non-load bearing application.