Mechanical Performance of a New Coir Fiber Laminated Composites
In order to overcome the uneven distribution of coir fiber density in the materials and the poor forming of the outer surface, a new type of coir fiber hybrid laminated composites has been developed. The non-woven needle felts of coir fiber are added as the core material, wood veneers are as the surface material, and E-type glass fiber felts are as the reinforcement material, the preparation of hybrid laminated composites has been carried out. Through the performance testing and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis, a new type of biomass composite with excellent performance has been successfully developed. The application of coir fiber to obtain good impact toughness of composites has been effectively verified.
J. Yao et al., "Mechanical Performance of a New Coir Fiber Laminated Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 217-218, pp. 852-855, 2011