Kenaf fiber is gaining attention as an alternative reinforcement for composite products due to low cost, reduced environmental impact, and attractive mechanical properties. Kenaf Fibers and Composites covers the breadth of these exciting materials, from raw material preparation to application in a variety of products. It discusses fiber characterization and properties, how to prepare kenaf-based composites, and design, manufacturing, and applications. It also covers hybrid fiber composites, kenaf fiber thermosetting composites, kenaf fiber thermoplastic composites, kenaf fibers in various lengths, and forms and arrangements such as particulates, continuous roving, and woven fabrics. Cellulose-based kenaf composites and kenaf fiber-filled biopolymer composites are presented.
1. Natural Fiber Composites: Challenges and Opportunities. 2. Kenaf Fibre: Structure and Properties 3. Adhesion Characteristics of Kenaf Fibers. 4. Kenaf Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites. 5. Effect of Silica Aerogel on Polypropylene Reinforced with Kenaf Core Fiber for Interior Automotive Components. 6. Impact of Silane Treatment on the Properties of Kenaf Fiber Unsaturated Polyester Composites. 7. Effects of Material Types on the Failure Modes Crashworthiness Parameters of Kenaf Composite Hexagonal Tubes. 8. Eco-friendly Kenaf Hybrid Materials. 9. Ballistic Properties of Hybrid Kenaf Composites. 10. Cellulose Based Composites from Kenaf Fibres. 11. Development and Characterization of Kenaf Nanocomposites. 12. Concurrent Design of Kenaf Composite Products