Visit to INTROP: Discussion on the Utilisation of Kenaf-based Products in High Voltage Applications

On 16 February 2017, a delegation from the Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT) comprising three lecturers (Dr Mohd Hafizi Ahmad, Dr Noor Azlinda Ahmad, and Dr Zulkarnain Ahmad Noorden) and two research students visited the Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia. The main purpose of the visit was to discuss about the utilisation of kenaf-based products in high voltage fields. The discussion that began at 12.00 pm was conducted by Assoc. Prof. Dr Hidayah Arifin and participated by Director of INTROP, Prof. Dr. Paridah Md Tahir, and research officers, Dr Ainun Zuriyati and Dr Harmaen, and lecturers from IVAT. The discussion began with a brief presentation from IVAT’s lecturers about their interest in the utilisation of kenaf-based products, which later gained positive feedbacks from INTROP’s staff. After the discussion session, Dr. Ainun and Dr. Harmaen brought the delegation to visit the biopolymer and derivatives laboratory on paper-making processes.