the natural fiber reinforced polymer composite performance counts on several factors, including fiber chemical composition, dimension of the cell, microfibrillar angle of fiber, fiber surface defects, fiber structure, physical and mechanical characteristics, and also the reinforcement of a fiber with the polymer matrix , .
natural fiber reinforced composites is an emerging area in polymer science. these natural fibers are low cost fibers with low density and high specific properties. these are biodegradable and non‐abrasive. the natural fiber composites offer specific properties comparable to those of conventional fiber composites.
the composites consist of a thermoplastic recyclable foam core sandwiched with skins made from fire-proof polymer matrix and natural fibers treated with nonhalogenated flame retardants. these natural fiber-based sandwiched composites are aimed to be applied as cabin sidewalls.
some natural fibers that yield excellent results as reinforcement in polymer composites are pineapple leaf fiber, bamboo, jowar, banana, jute, hemp, flax, sisal etc. natural fibers are categorised into six types which are as follows: a) reed fibers: these fibers includes wheat, corn and rice.
2. overview of natural fiber reinforced hybrid polymer composite. hybrid composites are the combination of two or more reinforced elements in single matrix or a mixture of different matrices merged with a single reinforcing element.
the bnh fiber can be introduced in polymer composites industry as an alternative reinforcement for polymer composites. the chemical composition (cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin) and rough fiber surface of bnh fiber are good points to be considered in selecting bnh fiber to serve as a good reinforcing material in polymer composites.
area composites of polymers with natural fibers. these composites exhibit moderate to good mechanical properties. this overview briefs about the use of polymers for different natural fiber composites. this review is expected to provide a general over-view for the materials selection for the design of composite materials with improved properties.
applications of natural fiber composites (nfc) can be traced back to the ancient egyptians, who used to make bricks out of clay mud and st. more recently, the use of natural fibers as a reinforcement in polymer composites has been gaining a lot of attention, especially in the research community, and there are numerous review articles