A review on potential development of flame retardant kenaf fibers reinforced polymer composites

N. Saba, M. Jawaid, Othman Y. Alothman, I. M. Inuwa, A. Hassan

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Kenaf fibers have been extensively explored from the past few decades in polymer composites industries owing to its extensive adaptations, excellent properties together with its comparable mechanical properties to traditional glass fibers polymer composites. The combustibility or lowered flame retardancy hampered the diverse applications of kenaf fibers reinforced polymer composites, as it affects the mechanical strength and stiffness of composites during fire. Current review article intended to be a comprehensive source of published literature involving the flame retardants (FRs), types and applications of FRs and the fabrication of kenaf fibers reinforced polymer composites. This article will also provide a perfect data on the recent development of the FR kenaf fibers polymer composites with different FRs and explored its structural and semi-structural industrial application for performing further research in this topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-434
Number of pages11
JournalPolymers for Advanced Technologies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • flame retardant
  • flame retardant composites
  • kenaf fibers
  • polymer composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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