Due to their environmental friendliness and several inherent characteristics, lignocellulosic natural fibers offer a number of advantages over synthetic fibers such as glass, carbon, aramid and nylon fibers. Some of the advantages of lignocellulosic natural fibers over synthetic fibers include biodegradability; low cost; neutrality to CO 2 emission; easy processing; less leisure; easy availability; no health risks; acceptable specific properties and excellent insulating/noise absorption properties. Due to these advantageous properties, different kinds of lignocellulosic natural fibers are being explored as indispensable components for reinforcement in the preparation of green polymer composites. With these different advantageous properties in mind, this chapter provides a brief overview of different lignocellulosic natural fibers and their structure and processing, along with their applications in different fields.
|Title of host publication||Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites|
|Subtitle of host publication||Processing, Characterization, and Properties|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Print publication - 14 Nov 2014|
- Lignocellulosic natural fibers
- Processing and applications