Comparation of kenaf fiber composites to structural composites produced by "Eurokompozit"

Srebrenkoska, Vineta (2005) Comparation of kenaf fiber composites to structural composites produced by "Eurokompozit". [Experiment]

[thumbnail of Prezentacija.pdf]

Download (4MB) | Preview


The primary advantages of using natural fibers as reinforcements in plastics are numerous. Such fibers may exhibit low densities, non abrasiveness, high specific properties (such as high filling levels possibly resulting in high stiffness properties),easily recycled nonbrittle fibers, sharp curvature allowances (with no fracture), and biodegradability. There may also be wide fiber availability (throughout the world).
One of the big areas of development is in combining natural fibers with thermoplastic.
Combining kenaf fiber with other materials provides a strategy for producting advanced composite materials that take advantage of the properties of both types of materials. It allows the researchers to design materials in accordance to the end - use requirements within a framework of cost, availability, recycliability, energy use, and environmental considerations. Kenaf fiber is a potentially outstanding reinforcing filler in thermoplastic composites.
The research has shown that high fiber/low matrix kenaf/biocom composites can fulfill the end user requirements for partitioning panels in buildings.

Item Type: Experiment
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Materials engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Technology
Depositing User: Vineta Srebrenkoska
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 10:15
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 07:33

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item