The use of hemp fibres as reinforcements in composites

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    The use of hemp fibres as reinforcement in composite materials has received increasing attention by both academia and industry because of their unlimited availability, lower density and much higher specific strength than conventional fibres such as carbon and glass, and the fact that they are renewable. This chapter is concerned with the evaluation of the key fibre properties, cultivation and quality issues, surface modification and its effect on the properties as well as the applications of hemp fibre-reinforced composite materials.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBiofiber reinforcements in composite materials
    Subtitle of host publicationthe use of hemp fibres as reinforcements in composites
    EditorsOmar Faruk, Mohini Sain
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78242-122-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-78242-122-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • hemp
    • chemical composition
    • properties
    • cultivation
    • processing
    • modification
    • interaction
    • applications


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