This article is a comprehensive review on the mechanical behavior of three vegetable fibers (hemp, kenaf and coconut) and some applications from these vegetable fibers selected in engineering and others field. Chemical and physical characteristics of these types of vegetable fibers are investigated in order to understand that the chemicals components interfere in the performance of the fibers, and consequently in the products developed from these fibers. Vegetable fibers have the advantages of biodegradability, low density, abundance, non-toxic nature, useful mechanical properties, low cost, and are raw materials to add more ecological advantages. But, vegetable fibers require studies to improve performance. In addition, the project will improve opportunities for sustainable goods through the development of design, strategies of sustainable products.

Mechanical and chemical characteristics of vegetable fibers and some applications

Da COSTA, CÉLIA REGINA;RATTI, ANDREA;DEL CURTO, BARBARA
2014

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This article is a comprehensive review on the mechanical behavior of three vegetable fibers (hemp, kenaf and coconut) and some applications from these vegetable fibers selected in engineering and others field. Chemical and physical characteristics of these types of vegetable fibers are investigated in order to understand that the chemicals components interfere in the performance of the fibers, and consequently in the products developed from these fibers. Vegetable fibers have the advantages of biodegradability, low density, abundance, non-toxic nature, useful mechanical properties, low cost, and are raw materials to add more ecological advantages. But, vegetable fibers require studies to improve performance. In addition, the project will improve opportunities for sustainable goods through the development of design, strategies of sustainable products.
“Book Proceedings of the 7th International Textile, Clothing & Design Conference” – Magic World of Textiles
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