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Natural fibers or natural fibres see spelling differences are fibers that are produced by plants , animals , and geological processes. The earliest evidence of humans using fibers is the discovery of wool and dyed flax fibers found in a prehistoric cave in the Republic of Georgia that date back to 36, BP.

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Reviewed: October 24th Published: January 23rd Fibre-reinforced polymer FRP , also Fibre-reinforced plastic , is a composite material made of a polymer matrix reinforced with fibres. The fibres are usually glass, carbon, or aramid, although other fibres such as paper or wood or asbestos have been sometimes used. The polymer is usually an epoxy, vinylester or polyester thermosetting plastic, and phenol formaldehyde resins are still in use.

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To browse Academia. Skip to main content. By using our site, you agree to our collection of information through the use of cookies. To learn more, view our Privacy Policy. Log In Sign Up. Download Free PDF. Critical factors on manufacturing processes of natural fibre composites. Arash Jamshidian. Download PDF. A short summary of this paper. IntroductionPetroleum is a fossil fuel which is estimated to last for only another years at the current rate of consumption [1].

Elevated environmental consciousness in the general public and preservation of non-renewable petroleum-based materials especially for petroleum-based plastics have resulted in an extensive use of natural fibre reinforced polymer composites for commercial and medical applications. Excessive use of petroleum-based plastics causes to a serious depletion of landfill capacities. Besides, the severe government's plastic waste control legislations and the growing interest among the customers in sustainable and environmentally friendly products drive the retailers and manufacturers trending towards their investment on the development of sustainable materials with acceptable cost, to alleviate an impact from global warming including the reduction of carbon footprints.

Therefore, the public awareness of increased un-decomposable solid wastes and their impact to the environment has awakened a new interest in the area of developing fully biodegradable polymers also called ''biocomposites'' with controllable mechanical properties and biodegradation rate. Recently, biodegradable materials have continued attracting much attention worldwide. Within the period of and , the global market on the demand of biodegradable polymers was double in size.

However, high price and limited properties of the fully degradable polymer hinder the diversity of the usage. Therefore, in order to tackle on these problems and retard the exhaustion of natural resources, different projects along the line of developing biodegradable composites have emerged recently and it is general believed that these are one of most key materials in all industries in coming centuries.

In aircraft and automotive engineering industries, some new projects have been created on the use of natural fibre hemp, flax reinforced biodegradable and fire-proof polymer composites. Natural fibre biodegradable polymer composites are generally defined as a type of materials which are generally composed of natural fibre and biodegradable polymer, as a matrix.

The properties of these composites can be tailored for various types of applications by a proper selection of fibres, matrix, additives and manufacturing process. The pre-treatment process of fibre plays a key role it controls the overall interfacial bonding properties and thus, successful stress transfer of resultant composites.

Normally, natural fibre polymer composites are fabricated by using traditional manufacturing techniques which are designed for conventional fibre reinforced polymer composites and thermoplastics. These techniques include resin transfer moulding RTM , vacuum infusion, compression moulding, direct extrusion, compounding and injection moulding.

Nevertheless, such techniques have been well developed and accumulated experience has proofed their successability for producing composites with controllable quality. However, their suitability for natural fibre reinforced polymer composites is still unsure due to the materials, geometrical, mechanical, thermal and structural properties of the natural fibres and biodegradable polymers are somehow, different with synthetic fibres and petroleum-based plastics, respectively.

For example, chemical treatments on the fibre surface are normally required to compensate its incompatible bonding effect at the interface between the hydrophilic fibre and hydrophobic matrix. Recently, seeking for technologies for developing fireproof natural fibre reinforced polymer composites is also one of key topics worldwide to apply them for aircraft interior components.

Therefore, the resultant properties of composites in relation to the selections of right materials, pre-processing methods and manufacturing process are inextricably intertwined. In this article, different types of natural fibres and biodegradable polymers, their specific pre-processing techniques and fabrication methods are introduced and discussed in detail.

Materials selections Natural fibresNatural fibre is a type of renewable sources and a new generation of reinforcements and supplements for polymer based materials. Briefly grouping different categories of natural fibres, they can be divided based on their origin, derivations of plant, animal and mineral types which are detailedly shown in Fig.

These sustainable and eco-efficient fibres have been applied as substitutions for glass fibre and other synthetic polymer fibres for diverse engineering applications. Their remarkable advantages compared with those conventional inorganic manmade fillers enhance their commercial and research potentials.

Natural fibres normally are abundantly-renewable resource so that their cost is relatively low as compared with other synthetic fibres. With the consideration of environmental consciousness, natural fibres are biodegradable so as they can alleviate the problem of massive solid wastes produced and relief the pressure of landfills if they are used for replacing other non-degradable materials for product development.

Besides, according to their inherent properties, natural fibres are flexible for processing due to their less susceptible to machine tool damage and health hazards during the manufacturing and etc. Moreover, natural fibres possess many advantageous characteristics such as desirable fibre aspect ratio, low density and relatively high tensile and flexural moduli [7].

Table 1 summarizes the mechanical properties of natural and man-made fibres. Plant-based fibresBy grinding the bark, the cell walls of most plant-based fibres can be viewed in Fig. The schematic representation of the cell wall of a natural plant is shown in Fig.

The cell wall consists of a hollow tube, which has four different layers: one primary cell wall and three secondary cell walls and a lumen. The lumen is an open channel in the centre of the macrofibril. Each layer is composed of cellulose embedded in a matrix of hemicellulose and lignin [4].

The microfibril is composed of crystalline and amorphous regions alternately, as is shown in Fig. The age of the plant, climate conditions and fibre processing techniques would greatly influence the structure of fibres as well as their chemical composition. The primary constituents of plantbased fibres lignocelluloses are cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin.

Cellulose contains alcoholic hydroxyl groups so that it is hydrophilic in nature [4]. The moisture content of plant-based fibre could reach to The microcrystalline structure of cellulose includes crystalline regions higher packing density of high order, which are extensively distributed throughout the fibre, and lower order amorphous regions lower packing density [4]. Hemicellulose is made up of highly branched polysaccharides including glucose, mannose, galactose, xylose, a group of polysaccharides excluding pectin attached to the cellulose after the removal of pectin.

Hemicellulose contains different types of sugar units. It is also a highly branched polymer contrasting with the linear cellulose and has a degree of polymerisation times lower than that of cellulose [4]. Lignin is amorphous, highly complex, mainly aromatic, polymers of phenyl-propane units [2]. Lignin stiffens the cell walls and acts as a protective barrier for the cellulose. The function of Lignin is a structural support material in plants.

During synthesis of plant cell walls, polysaccharides such as cellulose and hemicellulose are laid down first, and lignin fills the spaces between the polysaccharide fibres and cementing them together. This lignification process causes a stiffening of cell walls, and the carbohydrate is protected from chemical and physical damage [8]. The basic chemical structure of cellulose in all plant-based fibres is similar but they have different degrees of polymerisation whereas the cell geometry of each type of celluloses varies with the fibres.

These factors contribute to the diverse properties of the green fibre Fig. Animal-based fibreAn animal fibre generally is comprised of proteins such as collagen and keratin. It can be divided into animal hair and silk. Animal hair fibre is defined as the fibre which is taken from animals and hairy mammals. Examples of animal hair are sheep's wool, cashmere, alpaca hair, horse hair. Sheep's Wool is mainly composed of a-keratins, a protein which mainly forms the horny layer of the epidermis and of epidermal appendages such as hair.

Wool is a multi-component fibre which consists of about different protein molecules and these protein molecules constitute the morphological components of wool [9]. The diameter of wool fibre is in the range of lm and the cross-section is elliptical [10]. The wool fibre is typically divided into three morphological components including cuticle, cortex and cell membrane.

Another type of animal hair is avian fibres, which are feathers and feather fibre. Their fibre diameters were found to be in the range of lm [12].

Experimental results have showed that the tensile strength varies indirectly with the moisture content. The Young's modulus increased remarkably along the length of the rachis, with the highest values at the feather tip. X-ray diffraction measurements showed more keratin molecule orientation further out along the rachis. Moreover, the fibre located closer to the bird is smaller in diameter and has lower physical properties compared with the fibre which is far from the rachis [13].

It is obvious that flight feather fibre exists in a hollow form while down fibre is in solid. In terms of the purpose of fibre-reinforcement, the use of down fibre appears much better than that the use of flight fibre [14].

Silk fibre is a type of fibre collected from dried saliva of bugs or insects during the preparation of cocoons. Silks are generally defined as protein polymers that are spun into fibres by some Lepidoptera larvae such as silkworms, spiders, scorpions, mites and flies [15].

Spiders have six or seven sets of glands including major and minor ampullate, flagelliform, aggregate, cylindrical, aciniform and piriform for production of fibres with different amino acid composition. These silks serve as: 1 orb-web Frame, 2 prey capture, 3 wrapping, 4 joint and attachment, 5 reproduction, 6 vibrational sensor and 7 dispersion [16].

The mechanical properties of the dragline silk are highly influenced by the composition of amino acids, insect size, diet conditions, body temperature and drawing speed. Compare with kevlar fibre, the tensile strength of spider silk is a factor of four less than kevlar fibre 3. However, the predatory nature of spider silk causes it difficult to handle so that the production of spider silk fibre is relatively low compared to silkworm silk fibre [15]. Arthropods including spider and silkworm have evolved to produce a variety of task-specific silk-protein-based fibre.

However, Silkworm silk fibre is different to the spider silk fibre as only one type of silk generate by individual silkworm but individual spider can generate types of silk for different purposes. Moreover, the dragline produced by spider silk cannot yet be produced in sufficient quantity to support any industrial process.

Moreover, the glue-like proteins are generally absent in the spider silk. Therefore, silkworm silk is found to be a higher potential material used for industry and medical application. The silkworm cocoon is built at the end of the larval stage and protects the pupa during metamorphosis to an adult moth.

It contains silk protein, known as silk fibroin which is stored in the glands of insects and spiders as an aqueous solution. It is understood that the water is acting as a plasticizing agent, keeping the protein malleable [18].

Silk protein is usually produced within specialised glands after biosynthesis in epithelial cells, followed by secretion into the lumen of these glands and prepared to spin out as filament [15]. During the spinning, the concentration of silk in the solution is gradually increased, formation of shear and elongational stresses acting on the fibroin solution in the gland. Elongational flow orients the fibroin chains, and the fibroin liquid is converted into partly crystalline, insoluble fibrous filaments solid [27].

The bulk of the polymer chains in the crystalline regions are oriented parallel to the fibre axis [18]. Simpson et al. Silkworm silk, the core filament is an inhomogeneously distributed polymer blend of mainly two proteins that is coated with glycoproteins and lipids [20]. The silkworm cocoon silk fibre is composed of two cores of fibroin because their gland is a paired organ which surround by a cementing layer of sericin in a structure known as bave shown in Fig.

Properties of natural fibre composites for structural engineering applications

The natural and fiber-reinforced resin matrix composites have been increasingly and widely applied in society in order to improve the environment and promote sustainable development. In the first part of this article, the major foci of recent research on natural fiber composites are reviewed in detail, including fiber surface treatment, fiber agglomeration and dispersion, interfacial transcrystallinity, impact strength, foaming technique, inflaming retardance, biodegradable resin matrix and nanofiber reinforcement techniques. The fiber surface treatment and fiber dispersion are important factors in improving the mechanical properties of the natural fiber composites. The interfacial transcrystallinity can be generated on natural fibers owing to the rough surfaces. The natural fiber composites have a low impact strength. In order to reduce the density and improve the flame retardant effect of the composites, both the foaming technique and flame-retardant technology are studied in detail. The biodegradable resin matrix and natural fibers can be mixed to prepare fully-degradable composite materials.

The use of natural fibres as reinforcements in composites has grown in importance in recent years. Natural Fibre Composites summarises the wealth of significant recent research in this area. Chapters in part one introduce and explore the structure, properties, processing, and applications of natural fibre reinforcements, including those made from wood and cellulosic fibres. Part two describes and illustrates the processing of natural fibre composites. Chapters discuss ethical practices in the processing of green composites, manufacturing methods and compression and injection molding techniques for natural fibre composites, and thermoset matrix natural fibre-reinforced composites. Part three highlights and interprets the testing and properties of natural fibre composites including, non-destructive and high strain rate testing.


concerns to study the potential of using natural fibres as reinforcement for polymers. In the light of this, effort in design, material, process, tooling, quality assurance, manufacturing, Composite properties (e.g. stiffness, thermal expansion etc.) The interest in natural fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials is rapidly.


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Repeatable patient positioning is key to minimising the burden on planning radiotherapy treatment. There are very few materials commercially available which are suitable for use in all common imaging and treatment modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging MRI , X-Ray computed tomography CT and radiotherapy. In this article, we present several such materials based on woven natural fibres embedded in a range of different resin materials which are suitable for such applications.

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Natural Fibre Composites

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