Influence of Curing Temperature on Mechanical Properties of Woven Jute Reinforced Polyester Composite

  • Z. Mustafa
  • N.H. Idrus
  • S.H. Sheikh Md. Fadzullah
  • A.B. Hadzley
  • Z. Shamsudin
  • N.S.A. Mohamad Razali
  • N.I. Omar


The aim of this work is to evaluate the influence of curing temperature onto the mechanical properties of woven jute/polyester composite using warm compression moulding. 40 vol.% woven jute fibres were compressed moulded at a pressure of 2.0 MPa, holding time of 900s by varying the fabrication temperature in three levels which are 150°C, 170°C and 180 °C. The mechanical and thermal properties were characterized using flexural and impact testing, DSC and TGA.  Optimum mechanical properties are achieved at moulding temperature of 170°C. The flexural strength and flexural modulus at the optimised moulding temperature are 37.20 MPa and 0.84 GPa respectively, while their impact strength is 19.38 kJm-2. Morphological examination revealed that the composite failed in brittle manner and due to fibre pull-out indicating of weak interface.


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Mustafa, Z., Idrus, N., Sheikh Md. Fadzullah, S., Hadzley, A., Shamsudin, Z., Mohamad Razali, N., & Omar, N. (1). Influence of Curing Temperature on Mechanical Properties of Woven Jute Reinforced Polyester Composite. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (JAMT), 12(1(2), 451-460. Retrieved from

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