Preparation and Characterizations of Various Clay- and Monomers-Dispersed Wood Nanocomposites

  • M. R. RahmanEmail author
  • S. Hamdan
Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)


In this chapter, different types of wood polymer nanocomposites (WPNCs) with various clay and monomer were prepared through curing methods, wood-hardening process, and chemical impregnation as well as compression of wood. The samples were ensured to dry at 105 °C up to constant weight before treatment. The dimensions and weights were measured. The samples were undergoing impregnation process in an impregnation vacuum chamber. WPNCs produced were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), compression test, Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).


Mechanical properties Stability Morphology Wood polymer nanocomposites 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia SarawakKota SamarahanMalaysia

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