This research programmeaims to produce high performance biocomposites (HPB) products from plant-based fibers using high technology & analysis equipment. The R&D in HPB is becoming very important particularly in automotive industry where significant amount of car components have been made from plant fibres. Lately, both defence and aerospace industries have shown interests in using plant fibres as their non-load bearing components through the development of woven technique for technical textile and pultrusion process for truck decking, flooring and other structural applications to replace man-made fibre such as glass and aramid fibers. HPB research at UPM offers the whole value chain, starting from fibre characterization to processing and product development and to economic valuation of the products.
Updated:: 04/12/2020 [m_hambali]
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan