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Showing papers in "Journal of Natural Fibers in 2020"


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TL;DR: In past decades researchers found many difficulties while providing environmentally supportive materials for product making as discussed by the authors, and they found that natural fibers possess many advantages over synthetic fibers such as synthetics such as eas...
Abstract: In past decades researchers found many difficulties while providing environmentally supportive materials for product making. Natural fibers possess many advantages over synthetic fibers such as eas...

105 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, natural fiber-based materials are gaining a revival popularity to replace synthetic fiber in the composites in the recent trend and increasing awareness toward sustainable product design, and natural fiber based materials are becoming more and more popular.
Abstract: Owing to the recent trend and increasing awareness toward sustainable product design, natural fiber-based materials are gaining a revival popularity to replace synthetic fiber in the compos...

90 citations


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TL;DR: The present environmental regulations enforced by the government authorities have made the investigators around the globe to make use of more and more green materials particularly in composite syst... as mentioned in this paper, the authors of this paper
Abstract: The present environmental regulations enforced by the government authorities have made the investigators around the globe to make use of more and more green materials particularly in composite syst...

74 citations


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TL;DR: A review of natural fibers composites used in protective armors for ballistic applications like bulletproof vests is presented in this paper, where the authors compile the results and establish natural...
Abstract: In this paper, a review of natural fibers composites used in protective armors for ballistic applications like bulletproof vests is presented. It seeks to compile the results and establish natural ...

72 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigated the mechanical properties of polymeric matrix composites and found that natural fiber polymer matrix composite composites occupy the major percentage in applications due to its ecofriendly and low-cost nature.
Abstract: Natural fiber polymer matrix composites occupy the major percentage in applications due to its ecofriendly and low-cost nature. This study investigates the mechanical properties of a polyes...

70 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the suitability of Calotropis procera fibers to reinforce polymer matrices from Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction studies was investigated.
Abstract: This study aims to characterize and find the suitability of Calotropis procera fibers to reinforce polymer matrices from Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction studies. Compo...

64 citations


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TL;DR: The need for environmental friendly materials have stimulated researchers to carry out works in natural fibers, which are substitute for human-made synthetic fibers in many lightweight medium load materials.
Abstract: The need for environmental friendly materials have stimulated researchers to carry out works in natural fibers, which are substitute for human-made synthetic fibers in many lightweight medium load ...

59 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a review of the chemical composition and mechanical properties of natural fiber is presented, which is a vital part of various industries such as textile, automotive, packaging, construction, etc.
Abstract: Natural Fiber (NF) becomes a vital part of the various industries such as textile, automotive, packaging, construction, etc. nowadays. This is a review of the chemical composition and mechanical pr...

58 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the moisture uptake behavior and their effect on mechanical properties of plant fibers were investigated while these fibers were reinforced with epoxy matrix, and the result showed that these fibers are more likely to tolerate moisture than other fibers.
Abstract: In the present study, moisture uptake behavior and their effect on mechanical properties of plant fibers were investigated while these fibers were reinforced with epoxy matrix. The develope...

56 citations


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TL;DR: A bio-fiber, Pithecellobium dulce is abundantly available in all over the world as mentioned in this paper, it has a higher cellulose content (75.15%± 0.26%wt.%) and low density (865-±-26 kg/m3).
Abstract: A bio-fiber, Pithecellobium dulce is abundantly available in all over the world. It has a higher cellulose content (75.15 ± 0.26 wt.%) and low density (865 ± 26 kg/m3). To acquire fundamental knowl...

53 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the influence of microwave power on the mechanical properties of 20-wt.% coir reinforced high-density polyethylene (HDPE) composites was investigated.
Abstract: The present work deals with investigating the influence of microwave power on mechanical properties of 20 wt.% coir reinforced high-density polyethylene (HDPE) composites. Chopped coir/HDPE composi...

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TL;DR: The utilization of bio-mordants to make natural coloring process more eco-friendly is gaining worldwide fame, whereas the addition of microwave treatment has added value to the extraction of colora... as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: The utilization of bio-mordants to make natural coloring process more eco-friendly is gaining worldwide fame, whereas the addition of microwave treatment has added value to the extraction of colora...

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TL;DR: In this article, the fundamental properties of the novel plant fiber extracted from the bark of Acacia nilotica L. tree were investigated and various chemical compositions of the Acacia ni...
Abstract: The present work is planned to investigate the fundamental properties of the novel plant fiber extracted from the bark of Acacia nilotica L. tree. The various chemical compositions of the Acacia ni...

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TL;DR: In this article, the mechanical and morphological properties of sisal/bagasse fibers reinforced epoxy composites were investigated by hand layup process in four differencing regions.
Abstract: The current study deals with the mechanical and morphological properties of sisal/bagasse fibers reinforced epoxy composites. The composites were developed by the hand layup process in four differe...

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TL;DR: In this article, mechanical and tribological characterization of Cissus quadrangularis stem fiber (CQSF)/epoxy resin particulate with and without coconut shell ash (CSA) powder was carried out.
Abstract: In this article, mechanical and tribological characterization of Cissus quadrangularis stem fiber (CQSF)/epoxy resin particulate with and without coconut shell ash (CSA) powder was carried out. The...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the usage of composites with natural fiber reinforcement is drastically increasing in recent times because of their low density, biodegradable nature, and low-cost.
Abstract: Usage of composites with natural fiber reinforcement is drastically increasing in recent times because of their low density, biodegradable nature, and low cost. However, natural fibers have certain...

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TL;DR: In this article, the virtues of hybrid composites are higher performances and improved mechanical properties as compared to polymer composites, hence, it have been extensively used in various applications, however, it is not suitable for all applications.
Abstract: The virtues of hybrid composites are higher performances and improved mechanical properties as compared to polymer composites. Hence, it have been extensively used in various applications. However,...

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TL;DR: In this article, the effect of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) treatment on the physical, chemical, structural, thermal and surface topography of Phaseolus vulgaris fibers (PVFs) was analyzed.
Abstract: This investigation is aimed to analyze the effect of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) treatment on the physical, chemical, structural, thermal and surface topography of Phaseolus vulgaris fibers (PVFs). The...

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors reviewed advancements of utiliz... of natural fibers for utilization in new technology due to their ecofriendly nature and sustainability, and the benefits of using natural fibers in new technologies.
Abstract: Natural fibers are getting attention from researchers and academician for utilization in new technology due to their ecofriendly nature and sustainability. This paper reviews advancements of utiliz...

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TL;DR: Sugar palm fiber (SPF) as one of the attractive natural fibers to reinforce matrix is gaining attention as mentioned in this paper. This is largely due to its similar properties when compared with other established natural fibers.
Abstract: Sugar palm fiber (SPF) as one of the attractive natural fibers to reinforce matrix is gaining attention. This is largely due to its similar properties when compared with other established natural f...

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TL;DR: The applicability of natural fiber-reinforced composites in automobile, aerospace and aerospace like sectors has been increasing as more number of research works is concentrating on natural fibers owing to their eco-friendly properties.
Abstract: Applicability of natural fiber-reinforced composites in automobile, aerospace like sectors has been increasing as more number of research works is concentrating on natural fibers owing to their eco...

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TL;DR: In this article, the thermal, mechanical, and degradation behavior of polypropylene composites incorporating banana fibers reinforced with polyethylene was explored, and the thermal and mechanical properties of these composites were investigated.
Abstract: The current research endeavor, explores the thermal, mechanical, and degradation behavior of alkaline treated banana fibers reinforced polypropylene composites. Composites incorporating BF (20% w: ...

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TL;DR: The growing environmental awareness toward the replacement of non-biodegarable materials with biodegradable materials has led many researchers for looking at many bio-based materials to suit vario...
Abstract: The growing environmental awareness toward the replacement of non-biodegradable materials with biodegradable materials has led many researchers for looking at many bio-based materials to suit vario...

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TL;DR: Compared to the commonly used synthetic fibrous materials, natural fiber represents an eco-friendly solution in various engineering fields, and noise control is an important application of natural fibe... as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: Compared to the commonly used synthetic fibrous materials, natural fiber represents an eco-friendly solution in various engineering fields. Noise control is an important application of natural fibe...

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TL;DR: In this article, sisal/kenaf fiber reinforced with polypropylene polysilicon was used to improve the strength of the sisal fiber. But, the performance of the polypropane fiber was limited.
Abstract: In recent years, natural fibers have been used more frequently for their lower weight to strength ratio, low cost, and environmental-friendly attributes. In this work, sisal/kenaf fiber reinforced ...

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TL;DR: The characteristics of natural fiber reinforced composites such as light weight, non-abrasive, nonflammable, nontoxic, low cost and biodegradable have grabbed the attention of current researchers as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: The characteristics of natural fiber reinforced composites such as light weight, non-abrasive, nonflammable, nontoxic, low cost and biodegradable have grabbed the attention of current researchers i...

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TL;DR: In this article, noise pollution is taken into major concea-tral factors such as pollution, global warming, and unhealthy human practices, and a review paper is presented, where the authors take noise pollution into consideration.
Abstract: Nowadays, the world becomes more contaminated due to various factors such as pollution, global warming and unhealthy human practices. In this review paper, noise pollution is taken into major conce...

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TL;DR: The latest environmental legislations imposed by various governments across the globe have made exceptional utilization of biodegradable (green) materials in composite structures as discussed by the authors, which has strengthened the strengthening of composite structures.
Abstract: The latest environmental legislations imposed by various governments across the globe have made exceptional utilization of biodegradable (green) materials in composite structures. The strengthening...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the physicochemical, thermal, tensile and morphological properties of natural fibers are investigated in the context of eco-friendly fiber applications, and the exploration of novel natural fibers can contribute to expand their use in possible eco-efficient applications.
Abstract: The exploration of novel natural fibers can contribute to expand their use in possible eco-friendly applications. In the current work, the physicochemical, thermal, tensile and morphological charac...

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TL;DR: In this article, the demand of natural dyes in textile sector has been dramatically increased due to an increase in awareness of harmful aspects of synthetic dyes among the global community, which has led to increased demand for natural dye.
Abstract: Due to an increase in awareness of harmful aspects of synthetic dyes among the global community, the demand of natural dyes in textile sector has been dramatically increased. The current study has ...