A review of bast fibres and their composites. Part 2 - Composites

Summerscales, John, Dissanayake, Nilmini, Virk, Amandeep and Hall, Wayne (2010) A review of bast fibres and their composites. Part 2 - Composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 41 10: 1336-1344. doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2010.05.020


Author Summerscales, John
Dissanayake, Nilmini
Virk, Amandeep
Hall, Wayne
Title A review of bast fibres and their composites. Part 2 - Composites
Journal name Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-835X
Publication date 2010-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.compositesa.2010.05.020
Volume 41
Issue 10
Start page 1336
End page 1344
Total pages 9
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Abstract Bast fibres are defined as those obtained from the outer cell layers of the stems of various plants. The fibres find use in textile applications and are increasingly being considered as reinforcements for polymer matrix composites as they are perceived to be “sustainable”. The fibres are composed primarily of cellulose which potentially has a Young’s modulus of ∼140 GPa (being a value comparable with man-made aramid [Kevlar/Twaron] fibres). The plants which are currently attracting most interest are flax and hemp (in temperate climates) or jute and kenaf (in tropical climates). Part 2 of this review will consider the prediction of the properties of natural fibre reinforced composites, manufacturing techniques and composite materials characterisation using microscopy, mechanical, chemical and thermal techniques. The review will close with a brief overview of the potential applications and the environmental considerations which might expedite or constrain the adoption of these composites.
Keyword A. Natural fibres
A. Fibres
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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