A Review on Pineapple Leaves Fibre and Its Composites

The strip fibre bundle is extracted from stem and leaf; decorticator technique is recommended

M. Asim; Khalina Abdan; M. Jawaid; M. Nasir; Zahra Dashtizadeh; M. R. Ishak; M. Enamul Hoque

2015

Scholarcy highlights

  • Industries are widely using plant fibres for numerous applications from many resources
  • For promoting natural fibre and material, year 2009 is considered as international year of natural fibre, which is highly supportive to famers, agriculture, environment, and market demands
  • Pineapple leaf fibre is very common in tropical regions and very simple to extract fibres from its leaves
  • The utilization of pineapple leaf fibre in composite material is a new source of materials which can be economic, ecofriendly, and recyclable
  • The main issue of Pineapple leaf fibre is its hydroscopic nature, which makes a big hurdle for fibre utilization as a reinforced material in polymer composites
  • Surface modification of PALF is required to improve for good interfacial adhesion of PALF with polymers in fabrication of polymer composites
  • Synthetic fibres can be replaced or partially substituted with Pineapple leaf fibre in fabrication of composite

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