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Recent progress of rice husk reinforced polymer composites: a review

Suhot, M. A. and Hassan, M. Z. and Abdul Aziz, S. and Md. Daud, M. Y. (2021) Recent progress of rice husk reinforced polymer composites: a review. Polymers, 13 (15). ISSN 2073-4360


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym13152391


Recently, because of the rising population, carbon overloading, and environmental distress, human beings have needed to increase awareness and responsibility for the reduction of agricultural waste. The utilization of agricultural waste as a filler material in reinforced polymers is a fascinating discovery. This review paper attempts to study the physical, mechanical, and thermal behavior of rice husk (RH) as a fiber for reinforcing various synthetic polymers, based on recent studies, conducted between 2017 and 2021. It also highlights that advanced modification techniques could further improve the performance of composites by tailoring the physical and chemical substances of the fiber or matrix. The thermal properties, including flame-retardance and thermal behavior, are also discussed. The characteristics of the fiber-matrix interaction between RH and the polymer matrix provide essential insights into the future-ready applications of this agricultural waste fiber. The way forward in researching RH polymer composites is finally reviewed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:biocomposites, natural fiber, physicomechanical
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:94729
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:31 Mar 2022 23:13
Last Modified:31 Mar 2022 23:13

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