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​Coconut Shell Powder Reinforced Epoxy Composites: A Review

DOI: 10.18805/ag.R-2114    | Article Id: R-2114 | Page : 98-103
Citation :- ​Coconut Shell Powder Reinforced Epoxy Composites: A Review.Agricultural Reviews.2022.(43):98-103
Adarsh M. Kalla, H. Manjunatha, R. Devaraju adarshkalla002@gmail.com
Address : Department of Dairy Engineering, Dairy Science College, Mahagoan Cross, kalabuargi-585 316, Karnataka, India.
Submitted Date : 8-10-2020
Accepted Date : 2-06-2021

Abstract

Fibers are of two type’s natural fiber and synthetic fiber. Natural fibers include those made from plant and animal sources. The natural fiber composites can be very cost effective material and have turned out to be an alternative solution to the ever depleting petroleum sources and have reduced the nuisance of pollution. The production of complete natural fiber based materials as a substitute for petroleum-based products would not be an economical solution. A more viable solution would be to combine petroleum and bio-based resources to develop a cost-effective product with diverse applications. The application of natural fiber-reinforced composites has been extended to almost all fields such as building and construction industry, storage devices (post-boxes, grain storage silos, bio-gas containers etc.), furniture and electrical devices. Coconut shell is a lignocellulosic agro waste which is burnt or left to decay in environment. These can be a very interesting material as filler in biodegradable polymer composites, due to its good thermal stability compared to other agricultural waste. In context to this, review was carried out to assess the coconut shell powder reinforced epoxy composites and their mechanical, structural and thermal properties.

Keywords

​Biodegradable Coconut shell powder Epoxy Fiber


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