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A Review on Chemical and Mechanical Properties of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

Volume 13, Number 2, March 2017 - Paper 8 - pp. 189-200
DOI: 10.23940/ijpe.17.02.p8.189200

K. Srinivas1, A. Lakshumu Naidu2* and M. V. A. Raju Bahubalendruni3

1Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engg, GMRIT, Rajam, Andhra Pradesh, India

2,3Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engg, GMRIT, Rajam, India.

(Received on November 12, 2016, Revised on February 22, 2017)

Abstract:

This review paper examines the chemical and mechanical properties of natural fiber reinforced polymer bonded composites and the processing techniques are compared for the reinforced composite materials. The chemical and mechanical properties of the different natural fibers composites were compared. Present days natural fibers are attracting many scholars and researchers due to its cost and largely available in nature also processing of these fibers is not hard in comparison to the conventional fiber’s production. Also, Environmental awareness and a growing concern with the greenhouse effect have triggered the construction, automotive, and packing industries to watch out for eco-friendly materials that can replace conventional synthetic polymeric fiber’s. Natural fibers seem to be a good alternate because they are readily available in fibrous form and can be extracted from herb leaves at very low costs. By these reasons the natural fibers are trusted over the regular fibers.

 

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