Why are natural fibres failing to deliver on composite performance?

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Abstract

The poor performance of natural fibres as composite reinforcements where the focus on chemical aspects has not yet delivered the "holy grail" of glass fibre replacement in volume applications is discussed. An explanation is proposed based on the anisotropic structure of these fibres and its influence the composite interphase.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2009
Event17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM17 - Edinburgh, UK
Duration: 27 Jul 200931 Jul 2009

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM17
CityEdinburgh, UK
Period27/07/0931/07/09

Keywords

  • natural fibres
  • interphase
  • adhesion
  • residual stress
  • thermal expansion

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    Thomason, J. L. (2009). Why are natural fibres failing to deliver on composite performance?. Paper presented at 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM17, Edinburgh, UK, .