COMPRESSIVE, WEAR AND WATER ABSORPTION BEHAVIOURS OF SUNNHEMP-POLYESTER COMPOSITES
Keywords:Sunnhemp, Retting, Compression molding, Specific wear rate, Water absorption
During the course of evolution, the traditional knowledge and practices developed by our ancestors on various uses of plants have been transmitted to future generations. Among the commonly used plant species by man, the fiber yielding plants hold the second position after the food plants with respect to their economic potential. Disposal problems, as well as strong regulations and criteria for cleaner and safer environment, have directed a great part of the scientific research toward eco composite materials. In the last few years, the components obtained from bio fiber reinforced composite material are mostly used to produce the non-structural parts.
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