A review on the characteristics of gomuti fibre and its composites with thermoset resins

Ticoalu, Adriana and Aravinthan, Thiru and Cardona, Francisco (2013) A review on the characteristics of gomuti fibre and its composites with thermoset resins. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 32 (2). pp. 124-136. ISSN 0731-6844


Gomuti fibre is obtained from Arenga pinnata tree and is known with other names such as sugar-palm fibre, gomutu, ijuk, serat aren and black fibre. This article presents a review on the physical, mechanical, chemical and thermal properties of gomuti fibre in comparison with other common natural fibres. Furthermore, this article reviews the mechanical properties of gomuti fibre composites with thermoset polymer resins based on the existing published literature. It is observable that gomuti fibre has a close similarity to coir fibre in its physical and mechanical properties than the other natural fibres. It has the characteristics of lower density, strength and modulus, but higher elongation. The composites with gomuti fibre
also exhibit properties similar to coir fibre composites.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 06:29
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2014 05:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: gomuti; arenga pinnata; natural fibre composites; mechanical properties
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
03 Chemical Sciences > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030502 Natural Products Chemistry
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/0731684412463109
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22237

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