International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Compression Moulding Technique for Manufacturing Biocomposite Products
Ahmad Adlie Shamsuri

Biocomposite products are combination between synthetic or natural polymers as matrices and natural fibers as fillers. The products can fully or partially degradable by biological means. The manufacturing biocomposite products can be done by using several techniques such as compression moulding, injection moulding, solution casting, and so forth. This paper discusses briefly the advantages of compression moulding and its procedures. The machines and tools that have usually been used for this technique were also demonstrated. In addition, the types of materials that utilized for manufacturing biocomposite samples were described. The biocomposite products that have been or will be in the market were also indicated. It can be concluded that the compression moulding technique is the best technique for manufacturing biocomposite products since it could mould large products and it also produces less waste compared with other techniques.

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