Mechanical properties of coir and coir-based hybrid polymeric composites

K. N.G.L. Reshwanth, Chandrasekar Muthukumar, Sathish Kumar P, Mohammad Jawaid, D. Mallikarjuna Reddy, M. N.F. Norrrahim, Ahmad Rashedi, J. Naveen

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The ever-burgeoning need for humanity to produce lighter, tougher and cost-effective material has led to the development of composites. The utilization of natural fibers as a replacement to man-made synthetic fiber in fiber-reinforced polymeric composites have increased and opened up further industrial possibilities. The main advantages of using natural fibers are low density, non-abrasive, non-corrosive, inherent biodegradability, low cost, higher specific strength and stiffness, easily available and recyclable. Despite its merits, major impediments of using natural fibers are hydrophilic nature, limited thermal stability and poor adhesion with adjacent counterparts. Hence, hybridizing natural and synthetic fibers will provide superior properties for advanced application. Moreover, it reduces the usage of synthetic fiber in polymeric composites. The main advantage of hybrid composites relies on the fact that the benefit of one type of fiber could surpass the limitations of another fiber. This chapter addresses the mechanical properties of coir fiber-reinforced different polymeric composites with surface modifications and nanofiller modified polymeric composites. Moreover, the effect of hybridizing other natural and synthetic fibers with coir fiber has been discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoir Fiber and its Composites
Subtitle of host publicationProcessing, Properties and Applications
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780443151866
ISBN (Print)9780443151873
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemical treatment
  • Coir fiber
  • Mechanical properties
  • Polymeric composites
  • Synthetic fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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