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Natural fibers are emerging as low cost, lightweight and apparently environmentally superior alternatives to glass fibers in composites. We review select comparative life cycle assessment studies of natural fiber and glass fiber composites, and identify key drivers of their relative environmental...
The mechanical behaviour high density polyethylene (HDPE) reinforced with continuous henequen fibres ( Agave fourcroydes ) was studied. Fibre-matrix adhesion was promoted by fibre surface modifications using an alkaline treatment and a matrix preimpregnation together with a silane coupling agent....