Forming of synthetic materials with natural fiber under high pressure and temperature to produce automotive parts
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Currently, the automotive industry plays an important role on the economic growth in Thailand. As the same time, the waste of automotive parts has increased as well. As a results, the automotive parts made from three different natural fiber parts was studied consisting of hyacinths, sugarcane, and pineapple leaf fiber. By of 50 x 250 x 20 mm of mold dimension, the specimens were produced under 700 W of heating stick and measured temperature by a K type of thermometer. There were 3 same proportion specimens made from: 1) sugar cane fiber: husk: latex adhesive 2) water hyacinth fiber: husk: latex adhesive 3) pineapple fiber: husk: latex adhesive in the ratio of 25:25:50 by weight which were formed under temperature between 100GC and 105°C at 5 MPa of pressure and leading to find out the bending moment ability. The test results show that the specimen made from sugar cane fiber has the highest value 5,482.5 Nand 4,061.11 N/mm2 of bending moment and bending stress respectively. It was more than specimen made of water hyacinth 29.84 % and pineapple fiber 65.01 %.
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