Sustainability of Sisal/Jute Hybrid Polymer Composite for Production of Automobile Body Parts
Publication Date : 12/10/2020
This research investigated the sustainability of sisal/jute hybrid polymer composite for automobile application. Sisal/Jute hybrid polymers composite are of low cost, light weight, as well as possess satisfactory mechanical properties, easy making, availability and user friendly. Sisal/Jute fibres have been proven alternative to synthetic fiber and also advancing with a substantial potential to displace conventional mild steel in the automobile industry. In this research work, hybrid composites have been developed using hand layup technique based on percentage combination of Sisal and Jute fibers in the form of laminates prepared from Unsaturate polyester resin. The prepared laminate samples were subjected to tensile, flexural, impact and compressive, tests to evaluate their strength which was based on orientations and fibre percentage combination. Sisal/jute hybrid polymer composite demonstrated fairly good mechanical properties that could absolutely substitute conventional mild steel used in automobile body.
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