Alkali Treated Maize Fibers Reinforced with Epoxy Poly Matrix Composites
P. Baranitharan1, G. Mahesh2
1Prof. P.Baranitharan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sree Sakthi Engineering College, Karamadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Dr. G.Mahesh, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sree Sakthi Engineering College, Karamadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on April 05, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on April 11, 2014. | Manuscript published on April 15, 2014. | PP: 1-7 | Volume-2 Issue-5, April 2014. | Retrieval Number: E0623042514/2014©BEIESP
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Abstract: Increasing the problem of Global warming, green house effects, climate changing, etc. So we want to use/ manufacturing products do not affect earth or not spoil the environment. So we want to make eco friendly products. This type of eco friendly products are manufacturing by major constituents of Natural or natural composite materials. Composite materials constitute a significant proportion of the engineered materials market ranging from everyday products to sophisticated niche applications. Natural fibers are worth as weight-saving materials. Natural fibers have been used to reinforce materials for over 3,000 years. Natural fibers have the advantage that they are renewable resources and have marketing appeal. Due to the demand and needs we want to find out new combination eco- friendly materials either recyclable, bio degradable or not affect the environment. In this fibers may be using for recyclable packaging, sealing, and fabrication applications. So want to study the properties of Maize fibers. Alkaline treating is essential one of Natural fibers treating. Alkaline treated Maize fibers properties are having better Tensile and elongation compare to raw Maize fibers. After the Alkali treatment go for Compression molding process and study the properties of the composites through conducting tensile test, TWAD Ph test and FTIR test etc. That result shows raw maize fiber better than alkali treated Maize fiber for using various applications.
Keywords: Maize fibers, Bio degradable straw, Epoxy, Compression molding.