Cellulosic/synthetic fibre reinforced polymer hybrid composites: A review

M. Jawaid, H. P.S. Abdul Khalil

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Abstract

Present review deals with the recent development of cellulosic/cellulosic and cellulosic/synthetic fibres based reinforced hybrid composites. Hybrid composites made up of two different cellulosic fibres are less common compare to cellulosic/synthetic fibre, but these are also potentially useful materials with respect to environmental concerns. Hybrid composites fabrication by cellulosic fibres is economical and provide another dimension to the versatility of cellulosic fibre reinforced composites. As a consequence, a balance in cost and performance could be achieved through proper material design as per directive of Europe states by 2015. Recent studies relevant to hybrid composites have cited in this review. This work intended to present an outline of main results presented on hybrid composites focusing the attention in terms of processing, mechanical, physical, electrical, thermal and dynamic mechanical properties. Hybrid composites are one of the emerging fields in polymer science that triumph attention for application in various sectors ranging from automobile to the building industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
Volume86
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cellulosic fibres
  • Hybrid composites
  • Mechanical
  • Physical
  • Synthetic fibres
  • Thermal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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