In this study, cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and commercial pristine multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) used as hybrid filler was reinforced with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) was prepared and characterized successfully studied. Due to the addition of the hybrid filler into the reinforcement of the nanocomposites intended to improve their performances and mechanical properties. There were three different weight percent of hybrid filler were used which are 0.6 w.t%, 1.1 w.t% and 2.6 w.t% of CNC/CNT. In addition, the hybrid filler were enhanced with 5 w.t% of PVA. The PVA/CNC/CNT nanocomposite films was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR-ATR) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The morphology and size of the cellulose nanocrystals were characterized by using scanning electron microscopy. Furthermore, this research affords of creation a high value product from inexpensive source such as oil palm trunk waste.
Keywords: cellulose nanocrystals, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, hybrid filler, polyvinyl alcohol, nanocomposite