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Silk as a reinforcement in polymer matrix composites

P. Noorunnisa Khanam1; M.A. Al-Maadeed1; P. Naseema Khanam2    1 Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar2 Institute of Engineers, Hyderabad, India

Abstract

Natural fibers perform well as reinforcement materials in polymer matrix composites and provide ecological and environmental advantages. Both plant- and animal-based natural fibers have been studied for their mechanical properties and potential contributions to composite material. These natural fiber composites are renewable, completely or partially biodegradable and also given more applications in many fields, which makes the final product lighter and decreases the wear of manufacturing used in the production process ...

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