Morphological, Mechanical, and Multifunctional Properties of Sugar Cane Bagasse/Polyester Composites

O. O. Obiukwu; M. N. Nwigwe; T. O. Uchechukwu; J. Azubuike; D. A. Ekpechi

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 160-169


  Various fiber-matrix combinations were used to create biodegradable composites using sugar cane bagasse (SCB) fiber and a polyester resin (PES) matrix. SEM, FTIR, mechanical testing, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and the method of soil burial were employed to assess the effects of the fiber content ...  Read More

Mechanical, Morphological Properties and Chemical Resistance of Filled Rattan Wastes Powder Epoxy Composites

O. O. Obiukwu; J. Igboekwe

Volume 11, Issue 4 , December 2020, , Pages 320-329


  Fibre content effects on mechanical, surface morphology and chemical resistance of epoxy/rattan fibre composite was investigated. By analysis of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), mechanical and chemical examinations. SEM shows the rattan fibre had improved facial adhesion and a fairly uniform distribution ...  Read More

Thermal, Abrasion and Dynamic-Mechanical Properties of Sugar Cane Bagasse Reinforced Polyester Resin Biocomposites

O. O. Obiukwu; M. N. Uchechukwu; T. Uchechukwu

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2020, , Pages 186-192


  Biodegradable composites (SCB-PES) and a control sample were developed from polyester resin (PES) matrix and sugar cane bagasse (SCB) fibre at different matrix- fibre compositions using the compression technique. The effects of fibre content (9–54 wt%) and fibre treatment on thermal and dynamic ...  Read More