There is a dramatically surge in interest in environmentally materials and technology in industrial sectors and composites derived from natural, renewable resources. Septic tanks, manhole covers, automotive parts and structural composite are widely made of fiberglass which is expensive, cause harm to workers, abrasive to processing equipment and not environmentally friendly.
We need an alternative to replace the fiberglass to other material which is greener, safer and at the same time offer high performance properties. Promoted as low-cost and low-weight (low density) alternatives to fiberglass, kenaf has signaled the start of a “green” composite industry with enormous potential. This hybrid biocomposite features an advanced FRP which hybrid the natural (Kenaf fibers) and glass fiber technology, remains the strength with lightest mass and safest processing. The advanced ergonomic aspects of hybrid biocomposite are lightweight, high performance, less expensive and offer safety to workforce from injuries associated with heavy casting, ease of recycling and carbon dioxide neutrality (environmentally friendly). This heavy duty Eco Friendly FRP Composite has signalled the start of eco-friendly composite industry with enormous benefits to environment, customer as well as workers.
1. This innovation is new and use combination of kenaf fiber and glassfiber as reinforcement in hybrid FRP manhole cover composite.
2. Utilization of kenaf fiber (natural fiber) as reinforcement which is non-expensive, lightweight into heavy duty and high performance commercial products in composite industry.
3. Comparable properties with commercial product (e.g. mechanical properties)
4. Mass production with simple to moderate engineering skills
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|Rozyanty, R., Musa, L., Mohamed, N. F., Nor, N. M., & Albakri, M. M. (2017). "KEN-REST" Multipurpose and High Performance Eco-Friendly Hybrid Composite. Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia: MTUN Research Repository. QOI: 60.43650.2017-MTUNConnect.N532788|