Future Trends in Natural Fiber Composites in the Automotive Industry

Lobna A. Elseify, Mohamad Midani, Ayman El-Badawy, Mohammad Jawaid

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3 Citations (Scopus)


Research on natural fiber composites (NFCs) has identified poor compatibility between natural fiber reinforcement and synthetic matrix, as one of the major factors limiting the wide use of NFC. A novel composite is introduced to resolve this problem, which is made entirely of cellulose and known as all-cellulose composite (ACC). ACC is believed to be the future of sustainable composites in the automotive industry. This chapter is devoted to the discussion of all-cellulose composites and its potential use as a sustainable composite in the automotive industry of the future. The manufacturing of ACC using conventional impregnation method (CIM) and partial dissolution method (PDM) is described, including a comparison between both methods. Then, the dissolution and regeneration stages and the types of solvents and anti-solvents used are also presented. Finally, the effect of the processing parameters on the properties of ACC is detailed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Materials
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Materials
ISSN (Print)2192-1091
ISSN (Electronic)2192-1105


  • All-cellulose composites
  • Automotive
  • Conventional impregnation method
  • Partial dissolution method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)


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