Materials (Basel) 2021 Apr 10;14(8). Epub 2021 Apr 10.
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Bristol Composites Institute, School of Civil, Aerospace, and Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, Queen's Building, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK.
Sustainable fibre reinforced polymer composites have drawn significant attention in many industrial sectors as a means for overcoming issues with end-of-life regulations and other environmental concerns. Plant based natural fibres are considered to be the most suitable reinforcement for sustainable composites since they are typically from renewable resources, are cheap, and are biodegradable. In this study, a number of plant based natural fibres-curaua, flax, and jute fibres-are used to reinforce epoxy, poly(lactic acid) (PLA), and polypropylene (PP) matrices to form aligned discontinuous natural fibre reinforced composites (ADNFRC). Read More