Natural and Wood Fibre Reinforcement in PolymerseBook - 2002
Natural fibres have been used to reinforce materials for over 3,000 years. More recently they have been employed in combination with plastics. One of the earliest examples (1950) was the East German Trabant car, the body was constructed from polyester reinforced with cotton fibres. Currently many types of natural fibre are being investigated for use in plastics including: flax, hemp, jute, straw, wood fibre, rice husks, wheat, barley, oats, rye, cane (sugar and bamboo), grass, reeds, kenaf, ramie, oil palm empty fruit bunch sisal, coir, water hyacinth, pennywort, kapok, paper-mulberry, raphia.
Publisher: Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, U.K. : Rapra Technology Ltd., 2002
Characteristics: 1 online resource (144 pages) : illustrations
Alternative Title: Natural and wood fiber reinforcement in polymers