International Journal of Polymer Science

Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites


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1Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia

2Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

3Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

4Washington State University, Pullman, USA


Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

Description

Over the past several years, there has been an increasing interest in the use of various types of polymers, due to the serious environmental pollution arising from consumed plastics with time. Polymers are currently combined with various biodegradable reinforcing fibers in order to improve mechanical properties and obtain the characteristics demanded in actual applications. The physical and mechanical properties of lignocellulosic composites largely depend on the type of matrix, the content and properties of the reinforcing fiber, and fiber-matrix interaction. Better dispersion of the fiber can be achieved by effective mixing of the components and a proper compounding process.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that help uncover the development of natural fiber reinforced polymer composites, including processing and characterizing natural fiber reinforced polymer composites. We also encourage investigators to submit articles focused on characterization of various natural fibers.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments in natural fiber reinforced polymer composites
  • Manufacturing and characterization techniques related to natural fiber reinforced polymer
  • composites
  • Properties of natural fiber reinforced polymer composites
  • Properties and characterization of various natural fibers
  • Nanostructure of natural fibers and their nanocomposites
  • Application of natural fiber and natural fiber reinforced polymer composites

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 813568
  • - Editorial

Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

Md. Saiful Islam | Adriana Kovalcik | ... | Vijay Kumar Thakur
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 181097
  • - Research Article

Ionic Liquid-Facilitated Preparation of Lignocellulosic Composites

Brent Tisserat | Erik Larson | ... | Luke Haverhals
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 470928
  • - Research Article

Synthesis of Cotton from Tossa Jute Fiber and Comparison with Original Cotton

Md. Mizanur Rahman | Md. Rezaur Rahman | ... | Fui Kiew Liew
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 262348
  • - Research Article

Characterization on the Properties of Jute Fiber at Different Portions

Sweety Shahinur | Mahbub Hasan | ... | Md. Saiful Islam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 165868
  • - Research Article

Suitability of Aquatic Plant Fibers for Handmade Papermaking

Nordiah Bidin | Muta Harah Zakaria | ... | Nur Aznadia Abdul Aziz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 390275
  • - Research Article

Water Absorption Behaviour and Its Effect on the Mechanical Properties of Flax Fibre Reinforced Bioepoxy Composites

E. Muñoz | J. A. García-Manrique
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 343294
  • - Research Article

Water Absorption and Thermomechanical Characterization of Extruded Starch/Poly(lactic acid)/Agave Bagasse Fiber Bioplastic Composites

F. J. Aranda-García | R. González-Núñez | ... | E. Mendizábal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 950567
  • - Review Article

A Review on Pineapple Leaves Fibre and Its Composites

M. Asim | Khalina Abdan | ... | M. Enamul Hoque
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 860617
  • - Research Article

Mechanical Properties and Biodegradability of the Kenaf/Soy Protein Isolate-PVA Biocomposites

Jong Sung Won | Ji Eun Lee | ... | Seung Goo Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 714352
  • - Research Article

Rheological Behavior of Renewable Polyethylene (HDPE) Composites and Sponge Gourd (Luffa cylindrica) Residue

Viviane Alves Escócio | Elen Beatriz Acordi Vasques Pacheco | ... | Leila Léa Yuan Visconte
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