Biodegradable natural fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites: Technical updates

  • G. T. Mahesha, Bhat K. Subrahmanya, N. H. Padmaraja
  • January 2019, American Institute of Physics
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.5131588

Biodegradable Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites: Technical updates

What is it about?

This review summarizes the ongoing research activities on morphological changes being brought about by subjecting the natural cellulosic fibers to various chemical treatments. Most of the natural fibers being used as reinforcements in polymeric resins to form the polymer matrix composites are considered. The natural fibers contain an abundant number of polar hydroxyl groups and most of these hydroxyl groups are removed or modified in the cellulosic fibers when chemical treatments such as alkali, potassium permanganate, acetylation, benzoylation, acrylation, and silane treatments are carried out. A comprehensive review of mechanical characterization carried out on various combinations of natural fiber- polymer composites were presented. This review is expected to provide a ready reference for the researchers interested in the preparation of natural fiber reinforced polymer composites.

Why is it important?

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Dr Subrahmanya Bhat K
Manipal Institute Of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

A short review of biodegradable natural fiber composites were presented without the use of graphics and simple wording. Easy to be understood by the beginners of the field. Our related publications; (i) G. T. Mahesha, B. S Shenoy B, M. Vijaya Kini, K. Subrahmanya Bhat, Preparation of unidirectional Grewia Serrulata reinforced polyester composites and evaluation of tensile and flexural properties, J. Nat. Fibres, 13(5), 547-554, 2016; Scopus-Q2 (ii) G. T. Mahesha, B. S Shenoy B, M. Vijaya Kini, K. Subrahmanya Bhat, Mechanical Characterization and water ageing behavior studies of Grewia serrulata bast fiber reinforced thermoset composites, J. Nat. Fibres., 14(6), 788-800, 2017; Scopus-Q2 (iii) T. G. Yashas Gowda, M.R. Sanjay, K Subrahmanya Bhat, P. Madhu, P. Senthamaraikannan, B. Yogesha, Polymer Matrix-Natural Fiber Composites: An Overview, Cogent Engg, 2018, Article id: 1446667 (13 page); Scopus-Q2 (iv) Madhu P, Sanjay M R, Pradeep S, Subrahmanya Bhat K, Yogesha B, S. Siengchin, Characterization of cellulosic fiber from Phoenix pusilla leaves as potential reinforcement for polymeric composites, J Mat. Res. Tech., 8(3), 2597-2604, 2019; Scopus-Q1. (v) P. Senthamaraikannan, M.R. Sanjay, K S. Bhat, N. H. Padmaraj, M. Jawaid, Characterization of natural cellulosic fiber from bark of Albizia amara, J. Nat. Fibers, 16(8), 1124-1131, 2019; Scopus-Q2. (vi) P. Balasundar, P. Narayanasamy, S Senthil, N A A Dhabi, R. Prithvirajan, R. Shyam Kumar, T. Ramakumar, K. Subrahmanya Bhat, Physico-Chemical study of Pistachio (Pistacia vera) Nut shell particles as a Bio-filler for Eco-friendly Composites, Mat. Res. Exp., 6(10), 105339, 2019; Scopus-Q2.

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