Some of these fibres can be e.g., hemp, jute, flax, sisal, banana, kapok or phormium (New Zealand flax) .
It is desirable that the matrix too originates from cellulose or starch, so that a better compatibility is achieved in the material: an example of starch derived polymer is polylactic acid (PLA) or polycaprolactone (PCL) .
Working on biocomposites can be challenging, because it is important for the environment and involves multidisciplinary competencies
(e.g., engineering and plant science).
Biocomposites Centre -Bangor
Institute of Food Research
Materials Science Group - Terni (Italy)
Hybrid Design Lab. at SUN (Seconda UniversitÓ di Napoli)
The first natural composite is wood: know more how to teach about wood properties
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