The objective of this research was to investigate the mechanical perfor- mance (tensile, bending and impact) of Polypropylene (PP) compositesfilled with betel nut (Areca catechu) short fibre (Bn) at different compositions (3,5,10,20 and 30wt%), using the extrusion and hot press molding technique. Results showed that Bn10:PP90 mixture (BnPP) was found better perfor- mance among the composites prepared. Because ofthe suitability of Sansevi- eria cylindrica (Sc) as a filler in PP composite asshown in our previous work, Sansevieria cylindrica is subjected to hybridize with betel nut short fibre in fibre in PP composite to achieve superior mechanical performance. Dielectric strength, water sorption capacity, degradation behaviour such as simulating weathering and soil buried test of different composites were also performed.
A. M Kumar, G Reddy, R., K Reddy, H., Y Reddy, V. Mohana, P Reddy, R., and N Reddy, S., “Fabrication and performance of hybrid betel nut (Areca Catechu) short fibre/Sansevieria cylindrica (Agavaceae) polypropylene composite”, Ind. J. Mater. Sci, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 219-226, 2011.