Kenaf/Synthetic and Kevlar®/Cellulosic Fiber-Reinforced Hybrid Composites: A Review

Suhad D. Salman, Zulkiflle Leman, Mohamed T. H. Sultan, Mohamad R. Ishak, Francisco Cardona

Abstract


This paper reviews the published and ongoing research work on kenaf/synthetic and Kevlar®/cellulosic fiber-reinforced composite materials. The combination of natural fibers with synthetic fibers in hybrid composites has become increasingly applied in several different fields of technology and engineering. As a result, a better balance between performance and cost is expected to be achieved by 2015, through appropriate material design. This review is intended to provide an outline of the essential outcomes of those hybrid composite materials currently utilized, focusing on processing and mechanical and structural properties.

Keywords


Hybrid composites; Kenaf fibers; Kevlar® fabric; Mechanical properties; Ballistic properties

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