Analysis on Coconut Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite with Polyurethane Coating
Recently, bio composite materials are synthesized using natural cellulose fibers as reinforcements together with matrix, which have attracted the attention of researchers due to their low density with high specific mechanical strengths, availability, renewability, degradable and being environmental-friendly. The present work attempts to make an improvement in the current manufacturing methodology and materials used to have better mechanical properties as well as to enhance the compatibility between fibers and the matrix. The bio- composite are prepared with the unsaturated polyester matrix and fibers such coconut fiber by using hand lay-up method with appropriate proportions to result in shell structure. Composites fabricated are planned to evaluate its mechanical properties such as tensile strength, impact strength and compression strength.