A Comparative study on Properties of Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites: A Review

Raghavendra patil, K.G. Prakash, Dr. C. Thotappa


This review paper enumerates the comparative study of Chemical, Mechanical, Flexural, and impact properties of Natural fiber polymer matrix composites with natural fibers like Hemp, Sisal, Kenaf, Jute, Coir, Abaca and comparing with Glass fiber. Today the natural fibers reinforced composites drawing attention due to their renewable, low weight, recyclable, non- corrosive, biodegradable uniqueness, but at the same time mechanical properties are poor compared to glass fiber. These natural fibers have potential to replace synthetic fibers in automobile applications, transportation, packaging etc.  At the fiber–matrix interface the chemical, mechanical and reaction bonds can be made strong enough by applying coupling agents, proper drying and chemical treatment, this tends to improve the mechanical properties of natural fiber composites.

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