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Characterization and properties of natural fiber polymer composites: a comprehensive review


Jawaid, Mohammad and Sanjay, M. R. and Madhu, P. and Senthamaraikannan, P. and Senthil, S. and Pradeep, S. (2018) Characterization and properties of natural fiber polymer composites: a comprehensive review. Journal of Cleaner Production, 172. 566 - 581. ISSN 0959-6526; ESSN: 1879-1786


The world is in need of more eco-friendly material, therefore researchers around the globe focus on developing new materials that would improve the environmental quality of products. This need for new green materials has led to the utilization of composites made from raw natural fibers and polymer matrices, and this has become one of the most widely investigated research topics in recent times. Natural fiber composites are an alternative for replacing environmentally harmful synthetic materials and help control pollution problems. In addition, they are low cost, have better mechanical properties and require low production energy consumption. Also, using such materials in construction works, it is possible to improve the sustainability by eliminating construction wastes. Keeping in view all the benefits of natural fiber reinforced polymer composites, this paper first discusses various fabrication techniques employed for the production of these composites and then presents a detailed review of the research devoted to the analysis of their structure and properties by a variety of characterization techniques.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.10.101
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Natural fiber; Properties; XRD; FTIR; SEM
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 20:03
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2020 20:03
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/73362
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