Lignin decomposition is the last component in decomposition at the highest temperature. Russo et al. Currently natural fiber composites have two issues that need to be addressed: resin compatibility and water absorption. Everything in the fire will eventually become charcoal, gases, and heat. A study focusing on kenaf fibre reinforced thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) composites showed that the impact strength values of the materials prepared with the smallest size of kenaf fibre (<125 µm), medium size of kenaf fibre (125–300 µm) and the largest size of kenaf fibre (300–425 µm) were 2.1, 2.76 and 2.97 kJ/m 2, respectively . Natural fibre reinforced polymer composites are used in structural applications for production of light weight components due to their high specific strength. ► Kenaf fiber is unique and potentially reliable. The author discovered that Zb is a good FR, but Mg(OH)2 is even better at lowering the burning rate. When small sparks land on this aging wiring, fast and uncontrollable fire occurs. Sign up here as a reviewer to help fast-track new submissions. 2. Expelling the wastewater containing dye compounds into clean water will dissolve the oxygen content in the water and prohibit sunrays passing through the water as well. In a modern aircraft, there is over 150 km of wire; any single point of wiring fault might cause an uncontrolled fire [8]. Therefore a third element (FR) is added into the recipe to increase the composite’s fire stability. As a substitute, there is an exponential growth of interest in using natural fibres. Therefore, the escaping timing can be extended to more than an hour. They usually come in the form of a powder and contain 5 to 10% of it inside the sample. Researchers believe this is caused by an increase in the energy absorption due to the additional kenaf fibres. Hence, load transfer is difficult. However, TPU/kenaf composites have lost about 80% of its weight but pure TPU have lost more than 90% of total weight. [16] used kenaf fiber neutral polypropylene reinforced composites. Table 2 presents the LOI and heat release rate (HRR) for certain polymers. 0 %, 5 %, 10 %, 20%, 30 % and 40 %. TheGuardianNews, “India Jet Crash Leaves More Than 150 Dead in Mangalore,” 2013. Review Article A Review of the Flammability Factors of Kenaf and Allied Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites C.H.Lee,MohdSapuanSalit,andM.R.Hassan Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia Correspondence should be addressed to Mohd Sapuan Salit; [email protected] Therefore conventional engineering fibres such as glass and carbon fibres, gradually substituted by natural fibre and sometimes use along with mineral fillers to meet the specification of certain task [9]. The matrix of the composite will melt away, and the fibre is under thermal decomposition as well. Besides this, kenaf fibre is being used to produce paper to avoid the deforestation problem. a Corresponding author: [email protected] NATURAL FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES: A REVIEW ON POTENTIAL FOR CORRUGATED CORE OF SANDWICH STRUCTURES A.F. J. Shaw, “A review of smoke and potential in-flight fire events in 1999,” Tech. Nevertheless, Jeencham et al. It can be categorized into four groups (as in Table 1) according to BS476: part 7: 1971. The core is a wood-like structure that makes up the remaining 60–70% of the weight. These engineered fibres are being produced with uniform properties in every single fibre in terms of dimensions and mechanical properties [10]. The photosynthesis rate of kenaf is 23.4 mg CO2/dm2/h as compared to conventional trees of 8.7 mg CO2/dm2/h under 1000 μmol/cm2/s [26]. A fire ignition test was carried out in the laboratory by Izran et al. Natural fibres namely sisal, jute, kenaf, hemp, abaca and banana are mainly used in … thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), different scanning calorimetric (DSC), and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) are the three most famous methods used to investigate the fire behaviour of composites. Usually, polymers can be categorized into twocategories,thermoplasticsandthermosets. The results also showed that the optimum fiber Therefore, easy separation of stem can be done either by chemicals or enzymatic retting. Environmental awareness and trends to develop sustainable resources have directed much research attention towards kenaf fibre as an alternative reinforcement in composite manufacturing. Rouison et al. Nevertheless, these treatments do enhance its tensile strength, young’s modulus, and elongation ability. Optimum fiber content 20%. They have concluded that fiber content of 30 % and 40 % by weight has been proven to provide adequate reinforcement and to increase the strength of the polypropylene composite. The purpose of this review article is to clarify research and development in improving the mechanical properties of natural fiber reinforced polymer composites along with end applications. The simple reaction starts at a very high temperature (300–320°C) and is shown below (see [51]): One research study has emulated FR’s ability of Mg(OH)2 and zinc borate [Zb] on sawdust fibre and rice husk fibre reinforced with PP matrixes [52]. The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper. Davoodi et al. To select a polymer, the Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) is the prime consideration. Introduction Chemical compounds are the most commonly used FR fillers. However, they are being abandoned because of the environmental and health issues created. As a conclusion, neither acidic nor alkaline conditions make composites work better than in normal conditions. fiber strength, kenaf fiber has great potential for use in industrial nonwoven materials and for competing with flax and hemp fibers on the global market [3]. ► Kenaf fiber composite have a bright future due to its renewability and eco-friendly. The authors found that the value from the DMA testing is getting lower when the temperature is rising. In general, the implementation of FR filler into flammable materials such as natural-based polymer composites does increase the fire behavior of the sample. Nanocomposite is the new area able to create high flame retardancy while withstanding a high load [32]. Yet the value becomes higher by increasing the coupling agent amount throughout the temperature. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. Among the many different types of natural resources, kenaf plants have been extensively exploited over the past few years. There will start a fire from smoke or fume. These values are due to better ductility after the immersion process, caused by restricting the movement of polymer molecules [49, 50]. In the USA, in-flight smoke events happened once a day [1]. Jusoh1, a, M.R.M. Demir et al. Natural fibre has fast growing and abundance properties which make it available at very low cost. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. Kenaf fiber reinforced composites: A review. Researchers Kuchinda et al. A survivor, who described the incident, said he heard a loud bang and the plane caught fire. After a while, the cabin was filled with smoke hence visibility and oxygen levels were very low. On the other hand, animal bedding, sorbents, and horticultural mixes use short core fibres [23]. At the same time, increasing the kenaf quantity led to a drop of value. Rejab1, J.P Siregar1, D. Bachtiar1 1Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia Abstract. As the world’s technologies become more advanced, scientists are designing their inventions based on eco-environmental aspects. M. M. Davoodi, S. M. Sapuan, D. Ahmad, A. Ali, A. Khalina, and M. Jonoobi, “Mechanical properties of hybrid kenaf/glass reinforced epoxy composite for passenger car bumper beam,”, J. S. Han, W. Kim, and R. M. Rowell, “Chemical and physical properties of kenaf as a function of growth,” in, A. F. Kador, C. Karlgren, and H. Verwest, “Kenaf—a fast growing fibre source for papermaking,”, M. S. Sajab, C. H. Chia, S. Zakaria et al., “Citric acid modified kenaf core fibres for removal of methylene blue from aqueous solution,”, K. Izran, A. Zaidon, A. M. A. Rashid et al., “Fire propagation and strength performance of fire retardant-treated, T. Seller Jr., G. D. Miller, and M. J. Fuller, “Kenaf core as a board raw material,”, T. Nishino, K. Hirao, M. Kotera, K. Nakamae, and H. Inagaki, “Kenaf reinforced biodegradable composite,”, G. Fisher, “Availability of kenaf fibres for the US paper industry,” in, D. Rouison, M. Sain, and M. Couturier, “Resin transfer molding of natural fiber reinforced composites: cure simulation,”, N. C. Kuchinda, W. B. Ndahi, S. T. O. Lagoke, and M. K. Ahmed, “The effects of nitrogen and period of weed interference on the fibre yield of kenaf (, T. B. T. Lam and K. Liyama, “Structural details of kenaf cell walls and fixation of carbon dioxide,” in, B. F. W. Rogowski, “The fire propagation test: its development and application,”, A. Tewarson, “Flammability parameters of materials: ignition, combustion and fire propagation,”, N. M. Julkapli and H. M. Akil, “Thermal properties of kenaf-filled chitosan biocomposites,”, A. However, both of the heat of fusion () and the degree of crystalline () had increased about 4 J/g and 4%, respectively. Kenaf (Hibiscus Cannabinus L.) fibres are thermally and alkali treated to enhance the interfacial bond between the fibre-matrix, the mechanical properties of the fibre itself, the fibre-reinforced thermally activated alum sludge ash (AASA) and the nanosilica (NS) blended cementitious composites. By having TGA, it was found that the fire behaviour of composites tends towards fibre fire behavior when its proportion increases in composites. Mazuki et al. The decreased from 172°C to 162°C, 155°C and 150°C for neutral, acidic and alkaline solution, respectively. As increases occurred in the portion of APP, some big cell sizes formed irregular shape and this disturbed the original formation of wood/PP particles. Kenaf is one of the most well-known natural fibres to be used as reinforcement in PMC. This compatible agent result can be explained by looking at the morphological observation in Figure 2. Shinji Ochi et al. Researchers have noticed that some of the conventional products do not currently fulfill these requirements. Magnesium hydroxide [Mg(OH)2] is the popular metal hydroxide FR for polymers due to its high endothermic nature and water yield behavior. One result which was the same as that of other researchers is that the fibre content increased the crystalline degree of the sample. Elongation at break properties of pure PLA, PLA/unbleached kenaf fiber composites (UBC) and PLA/bleached kenaf fiber composites (BC) are shown in Figure 6. & Manufacturing Engineering, University Putra Malaysia 2 Laboratory of Biocomposite Technology, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia Maintenance is very important to ensure a safe environment on an aircraft. estructure These composites bring us about high mechanical and thermal properties which are the main characteristic required in various applications from aerospace to sport uses. These minerals also help to increase cumulative weed weight, crop height, stem diameter, and fibre yield [25]. Whilst review articles and even books on the overall properties of natural fiber reinforced composites have been published , , the authors have concluded that a specific review article on the overall characteristics of kenaf fiber reinforced composites, has not yet been published; it is believed that such an article should be of significant value to the composite research community. The objective was to compare the mechanical properties of short kenaf bast and core fiber reinforced unsaturated polyester composites with varying fiber weight fraction i.e. A. K. Chaturvedi, D. R. Smith, and D. V. Canfield, “Blood carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide concentrations in the fatalities of fire and non-fire associated civil aviation accidents, 1991–1998,”. One is that kenaf absorbs the nitrogen and phosphorus that are present in the soil. In this paper, fire flammability is the main concern for natural fibre reinforced polymer (NFRP) composites especially kenaf fibre. When the fire is somehow ignited, work has to be done to reduce the fire propagation rate. Natural fibers are getting attention from researchers and academician to utilize in polymer composites due to their ecofriendly nature and sustainability. The combustibility or lowered flame retardancy hampered the diverse applications of kenaf fibers reinforced polymer composites, as it affects the mechanical strength and stiffness of composites during fire. Natural fibers, characterized by sustainability, have … C. H. Lee, Mohd Sapuan Salit, M. R. Hassan, "A Review of the Flammability Factors of Kenaf and Allied Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites", Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, vol. This is a surface modification to link between the particles [44]. For kenaf fibre there is long lists of research projects which have been done regarding its behaviour, and properties and modification made to it. [13] replaced a car bumper beam with a hybrid kenaf/glass reinforced epoxy composite to reduce the environmental issue, yet retain the required strength. As a result, MAPP modifications are able to reduce the LOI values more compared to SCA. Besides this, there are increases of when the kenaf content is getting higher. In general, the elongation at break properties of the composites decreased when 10 wt% of kenaf fiber was added and the value was gradually reduced with more addition of kenaf fiber. A Review on Applications of Kenaf Fibre Reinforced Composites Author : Sasikumar Gnanasekaran and Sivasangari Ayyappan Volume 7 No.2 July-December 2018 pp 110-112 Abstract. Heavy-bromine gases cover the material from touching oxygen and heat, The compounds alone do not work much, yet are powerful in combination with halogens forming antimony trihalide to scavenge free radicals and increase char formation, (i) An inorganic compound thus healthy and environmentally safe, (i) Recognised as inert diluent and shows some flame retardant effect, Function primarily by a vapour phase flame inhibiting mechanism through radical reaction, Flame retardant portion in wood/PP Sample. The increase of crystalline caused by the kenaf fibre was stimulated into heterogeneous crystallization. The high quantity of kenaf fibre restricted the matrix amount. A previous study of TGA behaviour for kenaf fibre reinforced thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) composites was carried out by El-Shekeil et al. Besides this, the authors realised that the amount of kenaf content does affect the value of the experiment. Long bast fibre types are used to make high- grade pulps for the pulp and paper industry, composite boards, or textiles. An Air India Express Boeing 737-800 accidentally crashed when it landing in pre-monsoon rains and then plunged into the jungle [6]. Therefore, a precise combination of natural fibre and polymer can enhance the thermal stability. [47] have revealed TGA outcomes that are totally different. Sapuan , E.S. However, the Young’s modulus of the natural fiber reinforced polymer composites increase with increasing fiber loading. Introduction: Because of its optimized properties such as high strength and less weight, more precise strength etc., natural fiber reinforced composites play an important role in advanced technology. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [30] found a different pattern of degradation dynamic mechanical properties for pultruded kenaf fibre reinforced composites when pretreated in different pH solutions. Besides this, the combustion of biocomposites produces fewer toxic gases compared to conventional composites. Mazuki, S. Safiee, Z.A.M. strengths of the natural fiber reinforced polymer composites increase with fiber content, up to a maximum or optimum value, the value will then drop. ► Kenaf fiber composite can be produced using conventional fiber composite manufacturing. The peak of tan happened earlier and was reduced compared to the standard sample after the immersion process. The kenaf bast fiber is known to have the potential as a reinforcing fiber in The composites were prepared from nonwoven kenaf and polypropylene (PP) by varying the fibre content from 0% to 40%. A. M. Ishak, and A. Abu Bakar, “Kenaf fiber reinforced composites: a review,”, J. Summerscales, N. P. J. Dissanayake, A. S. Virk, and W. Hall, “A review of bast fibres and their composites. Numerous studies have been conducted on kenaf and its hybrid composites. However, these advantages come along with environmental issues. 2009: pp.775-888. Even humans in the Stone Age combined some short length fibres and twisted them together as cords and yarns [12]. Besides this, DSC analysis concluded that adding a coupling agent will have no effect on both glass transition temperature, , and melting temperature, . Many studies have been done around the world in an attempt to prove that natural fibre based composites are capable of replacing synthetic engineered fibres. The highest growing rate may be up to 10 cm/day. A. Rashid, F. Abood, and S. Rahim, “Optimising treatment system for kenaf (, A. M. Abdul Rashid and L. T. Chew, “Fire retardant treated chipboards,” in, United States Government General Accountability Office, “Aviations safety: status of FAA’s actions to oversee the safety of composite airplanes,”, P. Joseph and J. Ebdon, “Recent developments in flame-retarding thermoplastics and thermosets,” in. The DAP pretreatment on the fibre has dramatically lowered the temperature of the first thermodegradation moment, but it remains double/triple of char obtained at 500°C (Table 4). It has the lowest 5% weight lost temperature and char residue. Postcrash fires are the most severe cases. analyzed the kenaf fiber reinforced poly-lactic acid for its mechanical properties. Kenaf/Synthetic and Kevlar®/Cellulosic Fiber-Reinforced Hybrid Composites: A Review Suhad D. Salman,a,c,* Zulkiflle Leman,a Mohamed T. H. Sultan, Mohamad R. Ishak,b,d and Francisco Cardona b This paper reviews the published and ongoing research work on kenaf/synthetic and Kevlar®/cellulosic fiber-reinforced composite materials. Three samples with 70% of kenaf fibre content were immersed in pH 5.5, pH 7, and pH 8.9, which represent acidic, neutral, and alkaline solutions, respectively, for 24 hours. The study shows that the flexural properties of In Julkapli and Akil’s [29] research, they performed a DSC analysis twice on kenaf-filled chitosan composites. ► Properties of kenaf fiber composite are comparable to conventional fiber composites. [6] Han, J.S. Energy absorption, fiber type, matrix type, fiber … Kenaf fiber composite have a bright future due to its renewability and eco-friendly. Therefore, we can announce that silica is the most compatible synergistic agent rather than Mg(OH)2 and Zb. Y. Higher flame resistances of particleboard made by flame retardant-treated kenaf fibre have been published compared to conventional particleboard [18]. have determined that nitrogen application at 90 kgN/ha has significant effect for plant growing. John et al. It is not discussed in this review due to its newness which means there is a lack of research information on the natural fibre reinforced in nanocomposites. Low visibility caused by two days of continuous rain and the surrounding by hills made rescue work harder. Heat emerges as a result of the chemical reactions of the combustion process. Increasing the thickness of the wire insulation does help to prevent short-circuiting of the wires. [35] conducted an experiment regarding the effect of kenaf fibre content on composites when in a fire. A. M. Mazuki, H. M. Akil, S. Safiee, Z. The most important criteria are the ignition time, rate of propagation, and fire behavior. The results showed that increases by adding kenaf content at all temperatures. Kim, and J. R. Dorgan, “Bio-composites of kenaf fibers in polylactide: role of improved interfacial adhesion in the carding process,”, D. Metin, F. Tihminlioǧlu, D. Balköse, and S. Ülkü, “The effect of interfacial interactions on the mechanical properties of polypropylene/natural zeolite composites,”, H. Demir, D. Balköse, and S. Ülkü, “Influence of surface modification of fillers and polymer on flammability and tensile behaviour of polypropylene-composites,”, M. Kazayawoko, J. J. Balatinecz, and L. M. Matuana, “Surface modification and adhesion mechanisms in woodfiber-polypropylene composites,”, N. S. Suharty, I. P. Almanar, Sudirman, K. Dihardjo, and N. Astasari, “Flammability, biodegradability and mechanical properties of bio-composites waste polypropylene/ kenaf fibre containing nano CaCO, W.-S. Kuo, T.-H. Ko, and H.-I. Omar, A.A.M. morphological analysis of kenaf fiber reinforced polymer composites has been discussed. [54] took the challenge to integrate it with a silica synergistic agent. Lastly, to inspect a fire, several methods were used: Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Different Scanning Calorimetric (DSC), and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA). The tensile strength and Young’s modulus of composites reinforced with The first cycle is below 100°C, while the second cycle is below 200°C. BP shows good fire retardant behaviour and this agreed with the research carried out by Abdul Rashid and Chew [56]. The real judgment for the degradation temperature is the polymer matrixes themselves. Sapuan, Z. Leman, M.R. Therefore, composites made up from natural fibre as reinforcement, combined with biodegradable polymer matrices, are the best solution for the environmental issues yet still retain the required strength and properties. The development of high-performance engineering products made from natural resources is increasing worldwide, due to renewable and environmental issues. [24] revealed that kenaf has been actively cultivated in recent years for two main reasons. Table 7 lists the results of the test. SCA will undergo hydrolysis and condensation reactions to form silanol groups. Ramp fires usually do not threaten life because they occur when the aircraft is landed and parked. The study found that kenaf is a suitable candidate for reinforcement in biodegradable polymer composite. T. Potter, M. Lavado, and C. Pellon, “Methods for characterizing arc fault signatures in aerospace applications, Texas instruments,” 2013, P. J. Herrera-Franco and A. Valadez-González, “Mechanical properties of continuous natural fibre-reinforced polymer composites,”, H. M. Akil, M. F. Omar, A. When the aircraft is old, some of the black sticky debris adheres to the wires, which is flammable. It is believed that more studies will focus on this area in the future. Yet they have some probability of becoming uncontrolled fires. The other reason is that kenaf transforms carbon dioxide to oxygen at a significantly higher rate. Yet the mechanical properties were nearly halved for all properties, such as compressive strength, wear ability, and tensile strength. The peak of tan is the determination of [48]. The ordinary polymer matrixes are thermo-set, thermoplastic or biopolymer. The bark contributes 30–40% of the dry weight for the stem and shows a dense structure. Fig. Zainudin and K. Abdan2 1 Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mech. The core shows an isotropic and almost amorphous pattern, while the bark has an oriented high crystalline fibre pattern [22]. Fibre crops are not a new product for humans. The most potential fire source is electrical. In the outcome, fibre contents were inversely proportional to the thermal stability. This paper reviews the published and ongoing research work on kenaf/synthetic and Kevlar®/cellulosic fiber-reinforced composite materials. The combination of natural fibers with synthetic fibers in hybrid composites has become increasingly applied in several different fields of technology and engineering. The first peak of mass drop for kenaf fibre is hemicelluloses degradation and this begins at around 200°C [34]. The following preliminary research has investigated the use of Kenaf, Hibiscus cannabinus, as a possible glass replacement in fiber reinforced composites. Hybrid composites of wood flour/kenaf fiber and polypropylene were prepared at a fixed fiber to plastic ratio of 40 : 60 and variable ratios of the two reinforcements namely 40 … The kenaf fiber polypropylene composites have a higher Besides this, each fire analysis can detect different kinds of fire properties. Dye compounds have been in popular use in many fields, such as textiles, cosmetics, and papers. Ishak, Mohammad Jawaid Energy absorption capacity of composite materials is important in order to develop safety measurements for human beings in a car accident. The sample is made of kenaf core particles with 180°C hot press. This may be due to the chemical altering reaction caused by the treatment component. Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites (NFPCs) Natural ber polymer composites (NFPC) are a composite material consisting of a polymer matrix embedded with high-strength natural bers, like jute, oil palm, sisal, kenaf, and ax []. PP is a matrix material that always leads the others and its flammability is widely studied [37–40]. Aircraft accidents are often accompanied by fire, but smoke is actually the main threat to passengers. Properties of kenaf fiber composite are comparable to conventional fiber composites. The candidates used in the research are completely biodegradable poly(3-hyroxybutyrate-co-3-ohydroxyvalerate) (PHBV), random copolyester of poly(butylenes adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT), and low-density polyethylene (LDPE). Review of kenaf fiber reinforced polymer composites. Eliminating the ignition of a fire is the first priority, but the least we can do is to extend its ignition time. Part 1—fibres as reinforcements,”. In-flight fires are normally detected at the beginning of the fire and can be successfully extinguished. The percentage of fibre content is directly proportional to its value until 70 wt% of fibre. B. Kandola, “Nanocomposites, Fire Retardant Materials,” A. R. Horrocks, Ed., Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2000. Therefore understanding the flammability of natural fibre based polymer composites could modify its fire behaviour thus allowing passengers more time to escape from an incident. Kenaf fiber is extracted from bast fiber of kenaf plants. Flight Safety Foundation, Aviation Safety Network on 24th May 2013, E. R. Galea and N. C. Markatos, “A review of mathematical modelling of aircraft cabin fires,”. This TG result is shown in Table 6 and it did improve the char residue portion. Table 5 shows some FR groups and their ways of functioning. Kenaf fiber is usually reinforced with synthetic based polymer resin such as polypropylene. [55]. A. Bakar, “Degradation of dynamic mechanical properties of pultruded kenaf fiber reinforced composites after immersion in various solutions,”, X. Qu, A. Wirsén, and A.-C. Albertsson, “Effect of lactic/glycolic acid side chains on the thermal degradation kinetics of chitosan derivatives,”. Keywords: Polymer composite, kenaf fiber, SEM 1. The photosynthesis rate of kenaf is much higher than the photosynthesis rate of conventional trees [21]. The survivor escaped by jumping out of the opening where the plane had cracked. Abaca fibre as reinforcement in polymer matrices became popular due to applications of its polymer composite in production of exterior components of passenger cars.

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