Review: Raw Natural Fiber-Based Polymer Composites

Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, Raju Kumar Gupta

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

426 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The effective utilization of raw natural fibers as indispensable component in polymers for developing novel low-cost eco-friendly composites with properties such as acceptable specific strength, low density, high toughness, good thermal properties, and biodegradability is one of the most rapidly emerging fields of research in polymer engineering and science. In fact, raw natural fiber-reinforced composites are the subject of numerous scientific and research projects, as well as many commercial programs. Keeping in mind the immense advantages of raw natural fibers, in the present article we concisely review raw natural fiber/polymer matrix composites with particular focus on their mechanical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-271
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - 1 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Composites
  • Mechanical properties
  • Natural fibers
  • Polymers

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Review: Raw Natural Fiber-Based Polymer Composites'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this