Physical, morphological, structural, thermal, and tensile properties of coir fibers

Aditya Kataria, Akarsh Verma, Sanjay M R, Suchart Siengchin, Mohammad Jawaid

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Abstract

Polymer composites reinforced with natural/bio fibers play a key part in developing environmentally friendly materials thanks to their demanding modulus, high strength and minimal carbon footprint. Cocos nucifera (coconut) is extensively grown for its fruits in tropical countries, but the shells and husks are generally discarded. Natural fibers are utilized to strengthen polymer composites, and these parts of the coconut palm might be a good supply of them. The present state of knowledge of properties on coir fiber and coir fiber–reinforced polymer composites is summarized in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoir Fiber and its Composites
Subtitle of host publicationProcessing, Properties and Applications
PublisherElsevier
Pages79-107
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9780443151866
ISBN (Print)9780443151873
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coir fibers
  • Mechanical properties
  • Morphology
  • Physical characteristics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science

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