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.
|Title of host publication||Biofiber reinforcements in composite materials|
|Subtitle of host publication||the use of hemp fibres as reinforcements in composites|
|Editors||Omar Faruk, Mohini Sain|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
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