IWK306/2 Fibre and Lignocellulosic Composite
- Credit: 2
- Semester: 2
- Prerequisite: IWA281/2 Coatings Technology Laboratory I (sequential)
This course is about the fundamental study of natural fibre, especially non-wood type from agriculture waste, such as rice husk and oil palm biomass, and the importance of in producing a composite. Natural adhesive source from lignocellulosic like tannin, lignin, furfural alcohol, and starch will be also included in this course. Students will learn about the preparation of lignocellulosic based composites, include polymer matrix composite by various types of process and moulding, such as extrusion, compression moulding, injection moulding, and resin transfer moulding. In addition, the interfacial properties of a composite, interaction between filler/fibre and polymer matrix, and surface treatment of natural fibre will be discussed.