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Title: Natural fiber-mediated epoxy composites - A review
Authors: Mittal V.
Saini R.
Sinha S.
Published in: Composites Part B: Engineering
Abstract: With growing inclination towards the eco-friendly technology, natural fiber based polymer composite materials have been gaining a lot of momentum nowadays. The present review discusses the much research that has been carried out in the area of the epoxy-based composites reinforced with natural fibers. Influence of the various factors like the fiber content, fiber geometry, fiber size, surface treatment technique, and coupling agent on different properties like mechanical, thermal, behavior towards water absorption and others have been presented. It can be inferred that there is a need and scope for improvement of the surface properties of natural fiber using various methods like physical and chemical treatments, addition of coupling agents, etc. for the manufacturing of the composites having desired properties. These techniques not only modify surface morphology, but also improve other processing parameters like the hydrophilic character of fiber (which is desirable to be low), and hence improve several characteristics such as mechanical properties, thermal stability, water absorption and other considerations of the composites. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Citation: Composites Part B: Engineering (2016), 99(): 425-435
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.06.051
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/2511
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Mechanical properties
Polymer-matrix composites
Surface treatments
Thermal analysis
ISSN: 13598368
Author Scopus IDs: 56763557200
57211114569
7403739121
Author Affiliations: Mittal, V., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttrakhand, 247667, India
Saini, R., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttrakhand, 247667, India
Sinha, S., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttrakhand, 247667, India
Funding Details: I am extremely grateful to the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD), New Delhi for providing me with the fellowship for this research work. We are also thankful to the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT, Roorkee for providing us with the necessary equipments and technical knowhow for success of this research work.
Corresponding Author: Sinha, S.; Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of TechnologyIndia; email: sshishir@gmail.com
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [CH]

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