A Review on Composite Materials Reinforcing with Organic/ Natural Materials

July 10, 2024


The utilization of natural and fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites as a sustainable solution in the industries. The composite consists of sugarcane bagasse and mesquite fibers. which offers a low-cost, environmentally friendly alternative with potential applications in various industries. epoxy resin known for its cost-effectiveness and resilience, serves as the matrix material.  Types of fabrication methods are Vacuum Bag Molding, Hand Lay-Up, Filament Winding, and Hydraulic compression molding from the literature we collected Hydraulic compression molding technique with varying fiber orientations (uniaxial, biaxial, and triaxial) is selected for its versatility and reduced material waste. The study involved alkaline, potassium permanganate, and potassium dichromate treatments.  The overall study concludes the promising potential of using bagasse and mesquite fibers as sustainable alternatives for reinforcement in epoxy resin composites, offering a viable solution for valorizing agricultural waste and promoting environmentally conscious manufacturing practices. Chemical treatments and fiber processing play a crucial role in enhancing the properties of the fibers, making them suitable for composite applications.


Arunkumar, D.S., Bharathvaaj, P., Mathubalan, R.K., & Logesh, S. (2024). A Review on Composite Materials Reinforcing with Organic/ Natural Materials. International Research Journal on Advanced Engineering and Management (IRJAEM).