Conference Papers

1. Mat Taib R., Ramarad S., Mohd Ishak Z.A., Rozman H.D. and Todo M. (2007). Morphology and Tensile Properties of Biodegradable Composites from Kenaf Fiber and Plasticized Polylactic acid. International Symposium-Advances in Polymer and Materials Chemistry. 12 Asian Chemical Congress (12ACC), August 23-25 2007, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.

2. Mat Taib R., Ramarad S., Mohd Ishak Z.A. and Todo M. (2007). Preparation and Properties of Kenaf Bast Fiber Filled Plasticized Poly(lactic acid) Composites. VIIth National Symposium on Polymeric Materials 2007 (NSPM 07) Universiti Kuala Lumpur City Campus, 27 – 28 November 2007.

3. Ahmad Thirmizir M.Z., Mohd Ishak Z.A. and Mat Taib R. (2007). Effect of Fiber Loading on Mechanical Properties of Kenaf Bast Fiber Filled in-situ Polymerized Cyclic Butylenes Terepthalate (CBT). International Symposium-Advances in Polymer and Materials Chemistry. 12 Asian Chemical Congress (12ACC), August 23-25 2007, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.

4. Ahmad Thirmizir M.Z., Mohd Ishak Z.A., Mat Taib R., Sudin R. and Wei L.Y. (2007). Study on Mechanical and Morphological of Composites Kenaf Bast Fiber Filled Biodeghradable Polybutylene Succinate (PBS). VIIth National Symposium on Polymeric Materials 2007 (NSPM 07) Universiti Kuala Lumpur City Campus, 27 – 28 November 2007.

5. Ahmad Thirmizir M.Z., Mohd Ishak Z.A., Mat Taib R. and Sudin R. (2007). Study of Mechanical Properties of Kenaf Bast Fiber (KBF) Reinforced Biodegradable Polybutylene Succinate (PBS). International Symposium-Advances in Polymer and Materials Chemistry. 12 Asian Chemical Congress (12ACC), August 23-25 2007, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.

6. Muhd Julkapli N., Ahmad Z. and Md. Akil H. (2007). Degradability of kenaf dust-filled chitosan biocomposites. Proceedings of 3rd Colloquium on Postgraduate Research, National Postgraduate Colloquim on Materials, Minerals and Polymers 2007, Penang, Malaysia.

7. Muhammed Asraff A.R., Muhd Julkapli N. and Md Akil H. (2007). Effect of acetylation treatment on the mechanical properties of kenaf fibers filled polyester bio-composites. Proceedings of 3rd Colloquium on Postgraduate Research, National Postgraduate Colloquim on Materials, Minerals and Polymers 2007, Penang, Malaysia.
1. Mat Taib R., Ramarad S., Mohd Ishak Z.A. and Todo M. (2008). Water Absorption and Tensile Properties of Kenaf Bast Fiber-Plasticized Poly(lactic acid) Biocomposites. Polymer Processing Society 24th (PPS-24) Annual Meeting, 15-19 June 2008, Salerno, Italy.

2. Mohd Ishak Z.A., Mat Taib R., Leong Y.W. and Hamada H. (2008). Mechanical, Water Absorption and Degradation Properties of Kenaf Fiber Filled Poly(lactic acid) and Poly(butylene succinate) Composites. Asian Workshop on Polymer Processing 2008, August 26-29, 2008, Tokyo, Japan.
3. Mat Taib R., Ramarad S., Mohd Ishak Z.A. and Todo M. (2008). Characterization of Kenaf bast Fiber Filled Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) Biodegradable Composites. 6th International Materials Technology Conference & Exhibition (IMTCE), 24-27 August, 2008, Parkroyal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

4. Ramarad S., Mat Taib R., Mohd Ishak Z.A. and Todo M. (2008). Biodegradability of Kenaf Bast Fiber Filled Plasticized Poly(lactic acid) Composites. 2nd USM Penang International Postgraduate Convention 2008: 2nd Penang International Conference for Young Chemist (ICYC), 18-20 June 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. Page: 203.

5. Ramarad S., Mat Taib R., Mohd Ishak Z.A. and Todo M. (2008). Dynamic Mechanical and Water Absorption Behavior of Kenaf Bast Fiber Filled Plasticized Poly(lactic acid) Composites. 2nd USM Penang International Postgraduate Convention 2008: 2nd Penang International Conference for Young Chemist (ICYC), 18-20 June 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. Page: 409.

6. Ahmad Thirmizir M.Z., Mohd. Ishak Z.A., Mat Taib R. and Sudin R. (2008). Mechanical Properties and Water Absorption of Kenaf Bast Fiber Filled Biodegradable polybutylene Succinate (PBS) Composites. 2nd USM Penang International Postgraduate Convention 2008: 2nd Penang International Conference for Young Chemist (ICYC), 18-20 June 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. Page: 410.

7. Lazim Y., Mariatti M. and Abu Bakar A. (2008). Effect of different woven pattern on the kenaf woven fabric reinforced unsaturated polyester composites, Proceeding of The Asia-Australasian Association for Composite Materials (ACCM-6), Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan. 23-26 Sept 2008.

8. Mat Taib R., Ramarad S., Mohd Ishak Z.A. and Todo M. (2008). Charaterization of Kenaf bast fiber filled Poly (Lactic Acid) (PLA) biodegradable composites. 6th International Materials Technology Conference & Exhibition (IMTCE). 24-27 August 2008, Parkroyal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

9. Mat Taib R., Ramarad S., Mohd Ishak Z.A. and Todo M. (2008). Water absorption and tensile properties of kenaf bast fiber-plasticized poly(lactic acid) biocomposites, 24th Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS-24), June 15-19, 2008, Salerno, Italy.

10. Mohd Ishak Z.A., Mat Taib R., Leong Y.W. and Hamada H. (2008). Mechanical, water absorption and degradation properties of kenaf fiber filled poly(lactic acid) and poly(butylene succinate) composites, Asian Workshop on Polymer Processing 2008 (AWPP2008), August 26-29, 2008. Tokyo, Japan.

11. Ramarad S., Mat Taib R., Mohd Ishak Z.A. and Todo M. (2008). Biodegradability of Kenaf Bast Fiber Filled Plasticized Poly(lactic acid) Composites. 2nd USM Penang International Postgraduate Convention 2008: 2nd Penang International Conference for Young Chemist (ICYC), 18-20 June 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. Page: 203.

12. Ramarad S., Mat Taib R., Mohd Ishak Z.A. and Todo M. (2008). Dynamic Mechanical and Water Absorption Behavior of Kenaf Bast Fiber Filled Plasticized Poly(lactic acid) Composites. 2nd USM Penang International Postgraduate Convention 2008: 2nd Penang International Conference for Young Chemist (ICYC), 18-20 June 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. Page: 409.

13. Ahmad Thirmizir M.Z., Mohd. Ishak Z.A., Mat Taib R. and Sudin R. (2008). Mechanical Properties and Water Absorption of Kenaf Bast Fiber Filled Biodegradable polybutylene Succinate (PBS) Composites. 2nd USM Penang International Postgraduate Convention 2008: 2nd Penang International Conference for Young Chemist (ICYC), 18-20 June 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. Page: 410.
1. Norjulia A.M., Ismail H. and Ahmad Z. (2009). Tensile properties, rubber-filled interaction and morphological of kenaf fibre/halloysite hybrid nanotubes filled natural rubber compounds. 9th National Symposium on Polymeric Materials 2009 (NSPM 09), Resident Hotel, Putrajaya, December 2009.

2. Abdullah A.H., Ismail H. and Abu Bakar A. (2009). Chemical modification of kenaf core reinforced high density polyethylene (HDPE)/soya powder composites. 9th National Symposium on Polymeric Materials 2009 (NSPM 09), Resident Hotel, Putrajaya, December 2009.

3. Rozyanty A.R., Rozman H.D. and Tay G.S. (2009). Ultra-Violet Radiationcured Nanocomposites Based on Unsaturated Polyester Resin Filled with MMT and Kenaf Bast Fiber. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2009), The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

4. Zuliahani A., Rozman H.D. and Tay G.S. (2009). Preparation of Epoxy-Kenaf Nanocomposite Based on Montmorillonite. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2009), The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

5. Abdul Majid R., Ismail H. and Mat Taib R. (2009). Low Density Polyethylene/Thermoplastic Sago Starch-Kenaf Fiber Composites: Effects on Mechanical Properties and Morphology. Proceeding of 4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials, Minerals & Environment and 2nd Asian Symposium on Materials & Processing, 1-3 June 2009, Penang, Malaysia.

6. Abdul Majid R., Ismail H. and Mat Taib R. (2009). Additional of Polyethylene-grafted-Maleic Anhydride: Effects on Properties of Low Density Polyethylene/Thermoplastic Sago Starch-Kenaf Composites. 4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials, Minerals & Environment and 2nd Asian Symposium on Materials & Processing, 1-3 June 2009, Penang, Malaysia.

7. Nosbi N., Md. Akil H., Abu Bakar A. and Mohd Ishak Z.A. (2009). Influence of water absorption on mechanical properties of pultruded kenaf fiber reinforced polyester composites. 4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials, Minerals and Environment AND 2nd Asian Symposium on Materials and Processing (RAMM & ASMP 2009)

8. Ahmad Khairuddin N.M. and Mat Taib R. (2009). Chemical Modification of Kenaf Fibers by Alkalization. 4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials, Minerals & Environment and 2nd Asian Symposium on Materials & Processing, 1-3 June 2009, Penang, Malaysia.

9. Md. Akil H., Abu Bakar A., Mohd Ishak Z.A., Mohamad Mazuki A.A., Safiee S. and Nosbi N. (2009). Properties of pultruded jute and kenaf fiber reinforced unsaturated polyester composites, Proceeding of The NATO science for peace and security programme

10. Rozman H.D. (2009). The effect of chemical modification of montmorillonite on tensile and flexural properties of ultra-voilet radiation-cured biocomposites from kenaf. Proceeding of Asian Workshop on Polymer Processing (AWPP 2009), 1-4 December 2009, G Hotel, Penang

11. Ahmad Khairuddin N.M. and Mat Taib R. (2009). Effect of alkali treatment on the mechanical properties of polypropylene-kenaf fiber composites, Proceeding of Asian Workshop on Polymer Processing (AWPP 2009), 1-4 December 2009, G Hotel, Penang

12. Taib R.M., Ramarad S., Mohd Ishak Z.A. and Todo M. (2009). Tensile properties and durability of kenaf fiber-poly(lactic acid) biocomposites. The Proceeding of Fourth China-Europe Symposium on processing and properties of reinforced polymers, Guilin, China

13. Abdullah A.H., Ismail H. and Abu Bakar A. (2009). Effects of silane based coupling agent on the properties of kenaf core reinforced high density polyethylene (HDPE)/soya powder composites. 9th National Symposium on Polymeric Materials 2009 (NSPM 09), Resident Hotel, Putrajaya, December 2009.

14. Abdul Majid R., Ismail H. and Mat Taib R. (2009). Effects of Natural Weathering on Properties of Linear Density Polyethylene (LDPE)/ Thermoplastic Sago Starch (TPSS) - Kenaf fiber Composite. VIIIIth National Symposium on Polymeric Materials 2009 (NSPM 09), Resident Hotel, Putrajaya, December 2009.
1. Ahmad Khairuddin N.M. and Mat Taib R. (2010). The influence of fiber surface treatment on water absorption and mechanical properties of kenaf-polypropylene composites. Proceedings of the 3rd international Conference for Young Chemist 2010, Penang, Malaysia, pp. 226.
1. Thirmizir, M.Z.A.,Ishak, Z.A.M.,Taib, R.M.,Rahim, S.,(2012),Mechanical, water absorption and weathering properties of poly(butylene succinate)/kenaf bast fibre composites: Effect of maleated compatibiliser,1,376-383,(8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials 2012 - Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today, ACCM 2012; Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia; 6 November 2012 through 8 November 2012)

2. Taib, R.M.,Hasan, H.M.,Ishak, Z.A.M.,(2012),Tensile properties and morphology of impact modified polylactic acid/kenaf fiber composites,2,938-942,(8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials 2012 - Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today, ACCM 2012; Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia; 6 November 2012 through 8 November 2012)

3. Taib, R.M.,Khairuddin, N.M.A.,Ishak, Z.A.M.,(2012), The Influence Of Alkali Treatment And Compatibilizer Addition On The Tensile Properties And Water Absorption Behavior Of Polypropylene/Kenaf Fiber Composites, Advanced Materials Engineering And Technology,626,449-453,(International Conference on Advanced Materials Engineering and Technology (ICAMET 2012), Penang, MALAYSIA, Date:NOV 28-30, 2012)

4. Saifuddin, N.,Ismail, H.,Ahmad, Z.,(2012), Effects Of Incorporating Kenaf Core Fibers (KCF) Into Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)/Thermoplastic Sago Starch (TPSS) Blends, 2,1538-1547 8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials 2012 - Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today, ACCM 2012; Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia; 6 November 2012 through 8 November 2012

5. Sarifuddin, N. , Ismail, H. , Ahmad, Z.,(2012),Low density polyethylene (LDPE)/thermoplastic sago starch (TPSS) blend filled with kenaf core fiber (kcf,AdvancedMaterials Research, 626,1048-1053,2012 International Conference on Advanced Materials Engineering and Technology, ICAMET 2012; Penang; Malaysia; 28 November 2012 through 30 November 2012; Code 950616. Ling, P.A. , Ismail, H.,(2012), The effects of kenaf loadings and 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) coupling agent on mechanical properties of polypropylene/waste tire dust/kenaf (PP/WTD/KNF) composites, Advanced Materials Research,626,828-833,2012 International Conference on Advanced Materials Engineering and Technology, ICAMET 2012; Penang; Malaysia; 28 November 2012 through 30 November 2012; Code 95061
7. Osman, M.R., Akil, H.M., Ishak, Z.A.M.,(2012),Effect of Hybridization On The Water Absorption Behaviour of Pultruded Kenaf Fibre Reinforced Polyester Composites, 8th Asian-Australasian Conference On Composite Materials 2012, ACCM 2012 - Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today,1,92-97,8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials 2012 - Composites: Enabling,Tomorrow's Industry Today, ACCM 2012; Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia; 6 November 2012 through 8 November 2012; Code 102071

8. Mohd Ishak, Z.A., Chow, W.S., Phua, Y.J.,(2012), Grafting on Maleic Anhydride-Grafted Poly(Butylene Succinate) Via One-Step Reactive Grafting Process and Compatibilization On The Poly(Butylene Succinate) Nanocomposites , ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials,2012,15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012; Venice; Italy; 24 June 2012 through 28 June 2012; Code 106145
1. Ling, P.A.,Ismail, H.,(2013), The Effects Of Kenaf Loadings And 3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) Coupling Agent On Mechanical Properties Of Polypropylene/Waste Tire Dust/Kenaf (PP/WTD/KNF) Composites, Advanced Materials Research,626,828-833, 2012 International Conference on Advanced Materials Engineering and Technology, ICAMET 2012; Penang; Malaysia; 28 November 2012 through 30 November 2012)

2. Norlin, N.,Hazizan, M.A.,(2013), Influence Of Processing On The Properties Of Carbon Nanotubes/Alumina Hybrid Compound Filled Pdms Composites, Advanced Materials Research,812,198-203,( International Polymer Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, IPTCE 2013; Selangor; Malaysia; 16 April 2013 through 18 April 2013)

3. Boon Peng, C.,Hazizan, M.A.,Ramdziah M.T.,(2013), The Effect Of Zeolite On The Crystallization Behaviour And Tribological Properties Of UHMWPE Composite, Advanced Materials Research,812,100-106,( International Polymer Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, IPTCE 2013; Selangor; Malaysia; 16 April 2013

4. Taib, R.M. , Ariawan, D., Ishak, Z.A.M.,(2013),Alkali treatment of kenaf fiber mat and its influence on the performance of unsaturated polyester/kenaf fiber mat composites, Advanced Materials Research,1024,171-174,3rd International Conference on the Advancement of Materials and Nanotechnology, ICAMN 3 2013; Penang; Malaysia; 19 November 2013 through 21 November 2013; Code 1074945. Zamri, M.H., Akil, H.M.,Ishak, Z.A.M.,(2013) Effect of different tex number and surfacing veil application on the pultruded kenaf reinforced composites (PKRC) under natural weathering exposure, 2013 International Conference on Advanced Materials Engineering and Technology, ICAMET 2013; Bandung; Indonesia; 28 November 2013 through 29 November 2013; Code 101903
6. Dodi Ariawan, Razaina Mat Taib, Ahmad Thirmizir M.Z., Zainal Arifin Mohd Ishak (2013) Effect of Needle Punching Direction on Mechanical properties of Nonwoven Kenaf Reinforced Epoxy Composites Produced by Vacuum Resin Transfer Molding, 2013, 3rd International Conference on The Advancement of Materials and Nanotechnology 2013, Park Royal Penang Resort Hotel, Pulau Pinang, 19 November 2013 through 22 November 2013

7. Dodi Ariawan, Z.A Mohd Ishak, R. Mat Taib, Ahmad Thirmizir M.Z., Y.J. Phua., (2013) Effect of Heat Treatment on Properties of Kenaf Fiber Mat/Unsaturated Polyester Composite Produced by Resin Transfer Molding, 3rd International Conference & Exhibition on Sustainable Energy & Advenced Materials, Melaka International Trade Centre, Melaka, 30 October 2013 through 31 October 2013

8. Dodi Ariawan, Z.A Mohd Ishak, R. Mat Taib, Ahmad Thirmizir M.Z., (2013) Hygrothermal Aging on Heat Treated Kenaf Mat-Unsaturated Polyester Composite Made by Resin Transfer Molding, International Conference on Innovation in Polymer Science & Technology 2013, Inna Garuda Hotel, Convention & Business Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 7 October 2013 through 10 October 2013

9. Muhamad Saifuddin Bin Salim, Zainal Arifin Bin Mohd. lshakl and Mohd Zharif Ahmad Thirmizir (2013) Flexural Properties of Kenaf Needle Punched Nonwoven Fiber Mat Reinforced Epoxy Composites Produced by Resin Transfer Molding, International Conference on Kenaf & Allied Fibres 2013, Hotel Equatorial Bangi-Putrajaya, Selangor, Malaysia, 3 December 2013 through 5 December 2013

10. Dody Ariawan, Zainal Arifin Mohd lshak, Razaina Mat Taib and Mohd Zharif Ahmad Thirmizir (2013) Effect of Immersion Time in Alkali Solution on Kenaf Fiber Mat in Composite Made by Resin Transfer Molding Process, International Conference on Kenaf & Allied Fibres 2013, Hotel Equatorial Bangi-Putrajaya, Selangor, Malaysia, 3 December 2013 through 5 December 2013
1. Wan Dalina, W.A.D.,Mariatti, M.,Ramlee, R.,Ishak, Z.A.M.,Mohamed,A.R.,(2014), Comparison On The Properties Of Glass Fiber/Mwcnt/Epoxy And Carbon Fiber/Mwcnt/Epoxy Composites,Advanced Materials Research,858,32-39,(5th Regional Conference on Materials Engineering and the 5th Regional Conference on Natural Resources and Materials 2013, RCM5 and RCNRM5 2013; ; 22 January 2013 through 23

2. Nosbi, N.,Akil, H.M.,(2014), Thermal properties of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes-Alumina (MWCNT-Al2O3) Hybrid Filled Silicone Rubber,Advanced Materials Research,844,330-333,( 1st Asia Pacific Rubber Conference 2013, APRC 2013; Suratthani; Thailand; 5 September 2013 Through 6 September 2013)

3. Omar, M.F. , Abd Wahab, N.S., Akil, H.M. Ahmad, Z.A., Rasyid, M.F.A., Noriman, N.Z.,(2014),Effect of surface modification on strain rate sensitivity of polypropylene/muscovite layered silicate composites, Materials Science Forum,803,343-347, 2014 Malaysia-Indonesia Geopolymer Symposium, MIGS 2014; Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia; 11 May 2014 through 12 May 2014; Code 107495

4. Omar, M.F.a, Abd Wahab, N.S., Akil, H.M., Ahmad, Z.A., Rasyid, M.F.A., Noriman, N.Z.,(2014),Effect of organic modification on dynamic compression properties of polypropylene/muscovite layered silicate composites, Materials Science Forum,803,282-287, 2014 Malaysia-Indonesia Geopolymer Symposium, MIGS 2014; Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia; 11 May 2014 through 12 May 2014; Code 107495

5. Mohd.Ishak, Z.A., Ariawan, D., Salim, M.S., Mat Taib, R., Ahmad Thirmizir, M.Z., Phua, Y.J.,(2014),The effect of alkalization on the mechanical and water absorption properties of non-woven kenaf fiber/unsaturated-polyester composites produced by resin-transfer molding (RTM), 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014,2014,16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014; Seville; Spain; 22 June 2014 through 26 June 2014; Code 1092906. Muhamad Saifuddin Bin Salim, Zainal Arifin Bin Mohd. Lshakl, Mohd Zharif Ahmad Thirmizir , Dodi Ariawan,(2014),Effect of alkaline treatment to wettability and flexural properties of kenaf nonwoven fiber mat reinforced epoxy composites produced by resin transfer moulding, 3rd International Conference on Advanced Material Engineering & Technology(ICAMET 2014)Green Technology Research Exposition(GTReX)Ho Chi Min,Vietnam 4 – 5 December 2014
7. Muhamad Razlan Zakaria,Hazizan Md Akil,Muhamad Helmi Abdul Kudus, Mohd Zharif Ahmad Thirmizir,(2014),Synthesis and characterization of hybrid MWCNT-alumina filled epoxy nanocomposites,3rd International Conference on Advanced Material Engineering & Technology(ICAMET 2014)Green Technology Research Exposition(GTReX)Ho Chi Min,Vietnam 4 – 5 December 2014
1. Karim, A.F.A., Ismail, H., Ariff, Z.M., (2015), Mechanical and Morphological Properties of Kenaf Powder Filled Natural Rubber Latex Foam, Proceedings Of The 23rd Scientific Conference Of Microscopy Society Malaysia (SCMSM 2014),1669, Article Number: 020028, 23rd Scientific Conference of Microscopy-Society-Malaysia (SCMSM), Univ Teknologi Petronas, Tronoh, MALAYSIA, DEC 10-12, 2014


2. Ishak, Z.A.M.M (2015), Processing Conditions And Properties Of Nonwoven Kenaf Reinforced Acrylic Based Polyester Composites, Asian Workshop on Polymer Processing,AWPP 2015,1 - 4th December 2015 , University Town (U-Town),