Coconut Shell Powder For Composite To Improve The Mechanical Properties
Composites have been prepared using the coconut shell powder and high density polyethylene
(HDPE) as matrix. Coconut shell powder was mixed with HDPE via stirring. The resultant material was casted
and dried which resulted in composites. Their mechanical properties have been studied in detail and compared
with the conventional composite made from the coconut shell powder used as reinforcement and high density
polyethylene (HDPE) which was used as matrix. The resultant material can be used in the applications of
Aerospace and Automobile etc.
Index Terms— Coconut shell powder, Polyethylene matrix composite, Mechanical properties.