1st Edition

Sugar Palm Biofibers, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites

Edited By S. M. Sapuan, J. Sahari, M.R. Ishak, Muhammed Sanyang Copyright 2019
    291 Pages 218 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Natural fibre composites are increasingly being viewed as viable and environmentally responsible alternatives to synthetic fibre composites and plastics. Sugar Palm Biofibers, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites considers the use of sugar palm fibres for materials development and application. It offers original research on the properties and behavior of sugar palm’s fibres, polymers, and biocomposites, covering mechanical, physical, thermal, chemical, environmental, morphological properties, as well as optimal design. It discusses sugar palm fibre thermosetting composites, sugar palm fibre thermoplastic composites, impregnation of sugar palm fibre, various lengths of sugar palm fibres, forms and arrangements such as particulate, continuous roving, and woven fabrics. The book also discusses innovations in commercialized products derived from sugar palm.

    Chapter 1 Sugar Palm: Challenges and Opportunities

    S.M. Sapuan, C.C.Y. Adrian, M.L. Sanyang, M.R. Ishak, Z. Leman, M. A. Ishak, A.H. Efriyo

    Chapter 2 Review of Development and Characterization of Sugar Palm Fiber–Reinforced Polymer Composites

    J. Sahari, M.A. Maleque, S.M. Sapuan, M.R. Ishak, M.J. Suriani, L. Yusriah

    Chapter 3 Sugar Palm Starch Biopolymer: Extraction and Processing

    J. Sahari, M.A. Maleque, S.M. Sapuan

    Chapter 4 Performance of Thermoplastic Sugar Palm Starch Biopolymers

    J. Sahari, M.A. Maleque, S.M. Sapuan, M.R. Ishak, R. Jumaidin

    Chapter 5 Preparation and Characterization of Sugar Palm FibersS.M. Sapuan, M.R. Ishak, M. Chandrasekar, M.A.S. Latiff, A.M. Ya’acob, M. Norkhairunnisa, R.M. Shahroze

    Chapter 6 A Review on the Impregnation Modification of Sugar Palm Fiber and Other Lignocellulosic Materials

    N.S.Z. Munawar, M. R. Ishak, M. Jawaid, M. Y. M. Zuhri, W. Ashraf, R.M. Shahroze

    Chapter 7 Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Sugar Palm Fiber (Arenga pinnata)–Reinforced Phenolic Composites

    Bushra Rashid, Z. Leman, Aymen R. Mohammed, M. Jawaid, M.R. Ishak

    Chapter 8 Sugar Palm Fiber–Reinforced Polymer Hybrid Composites: An Overview

    I. Mukhtar, Z. Leman, M. R. Ishak, E. S. Zainudin

    Chapter 9 Thermoplastic Sugar Palm Starch Composites

    R. Jumaidin, S.M. Sapuan, M.R. Ishak

    Chapter 10 Characterization of Sugar Palm Nanocellulose and Its Potential for Reinforcement with Starch-Based Composite

    R.A. Ilyas, S.M. Sapuan, M.R. Ishak, E.S. Zainudin, M.S.N. Atikah

    Chapter 11 Product Development of Sugar Palm Composites: From Concept to Fabrication

    M.T. Mastura, S.M. Sapuan

    Chapter 12 Development of Sugar Palm–Based Products: A Community Project

    S.M. Sapuan, R.A. Ilyas, M.R. Ishak, Z. Leman, M.R.M. Huzaifah, I.M. Ammar, M.S.N. Atikah


    S. M. Sapuan, J. Sahari, M.R. Ishak, M.L. Sanyang