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The use of polypropylene in bamboo fibre composites and their mechanical properties – A review

Articles

Journal/Conference:

JOURNAL OF REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES

Language:

English

Author:

Ibrahim Idowu D.; Jamiru Tamba; Sadiku Rotimi E.; Kupolati Williams K.; Agwuncha Stephen C.; Ekundayo Gbenga

Year:

2015

Volume:

34

Issue:

16

Pages:

1347-1356

Keywords:

Bamboo; polypropylene; compatibilizer; composite; mechanical properties

Bamboo fibre has gained significant interest as a sustainable reinforcement fibre in natural fibre/polymer composites, which is as a result of specific mechanical properties and being a biodegradable material compared to glass fibres. The article also gives a summary of how to improve the mechanical properties of bamboo fibre reinforced polypropylene (BFRP) composites as presented in various researches and the methodology of attaining these ultimate properties of bamboo fibres with polymeric matrices leading to improved BFRP. Mechanical properties of BFRP composites are improved by introducing coupling agent. Fibre treatment and nanoclay addition, in the right proportion, as reported have improved mechanical properties of BFRP composite.