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      Coir–polyester composite; soaking time; alkali treatment; mechanical properties.

    • Abstract

       

      The green husk coir fibres were treated with different levels of soaking time and concentration of alkali solution. As a result of alkali treatment, the surface modifications were done on the fibre surface and were studied using scanning electron micrographs. The coir–polyester composites were fabricated using hand lay up process and the mechanical properties (tensile, flexural and impact strength) were evaluated as per ASTM standards. The effect of soaking time and concentration of NaOH solution were studied based on evaluated values of mechanical properties to find out optimum fibre treatment parameters.

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      S Jayabal1 S Sathiyamurthy2 K T Loganathan3 S Kalyanasundaram1

      1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, A. C. College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi 630 004, India
      2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dhaanish Ahmed College of Engineering, Chennai 601 301, India
      3. Department of Chemistry, A. C. College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi 630 004, India
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