Natural fiber-reinforced polymer-based composites

Alan Kin-tak Lau1 and Karen Hoi Yan Cheung2,    1Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Melbourne, VIC, Australia,    2Hong Kong Green Building Council, Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR China


Recently, the mankind has realized that unless environment is protected, he himself will be threatened by the over consumption of natural resource as well as substantial reduction of fresh air produced in the world. Conservation of forests and optimal utilization of agricultural and other renewable resources like solar and wind energies, and recently, tidal energy have become important topics worldwide. In such concern, the use of renewable resources such as plant and animal based fiber-reinforced ...

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