The Characterization of Pineapple Leaves Paper by using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Universal Testing Machine (UTM): A Review
Year by year, deforestation issues were increased dramatically especially in order for production of paper. The supply of paper nowadays is all depends on the wood. This experiment has been conducted to analyses the viability of pineapple leaves paper as replacement for paper production and to analyses the morphology properties of pineapple leaves fiber. The pineapple leaves fiber was undertaking Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Universal Testing Machine (UTM) which was used for observation. Through the observation under Scanning Electron microscope (SEM), the data obtained shows that pineapple leaves fiber was more convenient to be used as alternative for paper making industries because of it have higher fiber content for pulp production. Besides, for Universal Testing Machine (UTM) from the thickness of the pineapple leaves fiber was suitable for paper making. This will give more beneficial to reduce the use of wood for making pulp and one the effort towards green technology.