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Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) was a plant belonging to the Malvaceae family. Kenaf was a natural fiber that has attracted researchers to explore its properties as reinforcement materials in composites. In addition, calcium carbonate (CC) particle can also improve the mechanical properties of composite. The aim of this study was to describe the fabrication of calcium carbonate particle reinforced kenaf/polyester hybrid composite. The hybrid composites were prepared using hand lay-up process with different particle loading (2.5%, 5%, 7.5%, 10% and 20% by weight). The hybrid composites were tested for tensile strenght using ASTM D368 standard. The highest tensile strength were showed for 5% wt calcium carbonate reinforced kenaf/polyester hybrid composite in this investigation. It was also observed that the density for hybrid composite decreased as the particle content increased.

Original languageEnglish
Article number042019
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Event9th Annual Basic Science International Conference 2019, BaSIC 2019 - Malang, Indonesia
Duration: 20 Mar 201921 Mar 2019


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