Replace synthetic fibres with eco-friendly fibres

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Natural fibre polymers are emerging materials widely used for furniture, building and constructions, automobile and marine industries. Hemp, oil palm, sugar palm etc are some natural fibres stated to be used as reinforcements and fillers in polymer composites. Natural fibre reinforce polymer composites performed well with positive attributes such as low cost, environmental friendly, abundantly available, light weight etc. However certain fundamental issues that has to be resolved before these materials can be used in replacing the conventional materials.


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