Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 49–58 | Cite as

Fabrication and characterization of S. cilliare fibre reinforced polymer composites

  • A. S. Singha
  • Vijay Kumar Thakur


In the recent times, there has been an ever-increasing interest in green composite materials for its applications in the field of industries, aerospace, sports, household etc and in many other fields. In this paper, fabrication of Saccharum cilliare fibre reinforced green polymer composites using resorcinol formaldehyde (RF) as a novel matrix has been reported. A systematic approach for processing of polymer is presented. Effect of fibre loading on mechanical properties like flexural, tensile, compressive and wear resistances has also been determined. Reinforcing of the RF resin with Saccharum cilliare (SC) fibre was done in the form of particle size (200 micron). Present work reveals that mechanical properties of the RF resin have been found to increase up to 30% fibre loading and then decreases. Morphological and thermal studies of the resin, fibre and particle reinforced (P-Rnf) green composites have also been studied.


Composites reinforcements optimization mechanical properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryNational Institute of TechnologyHamirpurIndia

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