Mechanical Properties of Treated Powder Bamboo/Short E- Glass/Polypropylene Hybrid Composite
Natural fiber reinforced composites are necessary in demand to growth use of polymer composite technology. The key goal of this research to exploits bamboo species (Gigantochloa Scortechinii), which was collected from the Melaka, Malaysia. The treated bamboo fiber were sieve average to 500 µm and divided into 10 composition ratio through 6 mm short (EG) E-Glass fiber and(PP) polypropylene. The hybrid composites were processed in internal mixer and hot-press with 50 to 95 percentage polypropylene ratio and were characterized in term of mechanical properties. The behaviour of impact strength, tensile strength, and flexural strength improved in 2.5 % (TB) treated bamboo however opposite for thehardness value, tensile modulus, and flexural modulus with 25 % (TB) treated bamboo composition respectively. The morphology (SEM) scanning electron microscopy results support the mechanical properties which showed the interaction between PP/EG/TB with the selected composition. Overall, the treated bamboo/E-Glass/Polypropylene hybrid composites indirectly can reduce the use of polypropylene in the production of products.