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Title: Low Cost Polymer Composites with Rural Resources
Authors: Mishra, S C
Keywords: polymer,
coconut,
bamboo.
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Sage
Citation: Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 28, No. 18, 2009
Abstract: The natural fiber composites can be very cost-effective materials, especially for the building and construction industry (e.g., panels, false ceilings, partition boards, etc.), packaging,automobile, and storage devices, etc. They can also be a potential candidate for partial replacement of high cost glass/Kevlar fibers to make polymer composites used for low cost applications.From the point of view of wood substitution, natural fiber composite boards could offer an excellent eco-friendly solution, considering ever-depleting forest reserves and corresponding premiums on wood. Composites based on locally available resources are poised to penetrate the market. Any value-added application avenues for these fiber composites would directly contribute to the economic benefit of their growers. With increasing emphasis on fuel efficiency, natural fiber-based composites are finding wider application in the transport industries. Hence, the value-added application of natural fiber-based composite...
URI: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1177/0731684408092372
http://hdl.handle.net/2080/1058
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