Coir Fiber and its Composites

Coir Fiber and its Composites

Processing, Properties and Applications

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Editor: Mohammad Jawaid
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323910798

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Coir fiber is known for its toughness and wear properties which favor it for application in many industrial end products. These properties are not only based on excellent characteristics, but also its availability in tropical countries, such as the South East Asia region. The significant features of coir fibers are that its abundantly available worldwide, at a low price, with competitive mechanical, physical, and chemical properties, which make them stand out as an alternative to other natural fibers that are used in the composites market. The unique feature of Coir Fiber and its Composites is that it presents unified knowledge on eco-friendly coir fiber composites covering characterization, design, manufacture, and applications. The properties of coir fiber, its extraction and processing are explored in-depth. This book will help researchers, scientists, and those working in various industries to understand the need of coir fiber composites in the development of green, biodegradable, and sustainable components which have potential in real-world applications. The book elaborates on the basic characterization of coir fibers and its composite properties such as physical, mechanical, morphological, thermal, structural, and chemical properties. Coir Fiber and its Composites covers diverse topics such as cultivation and anatomical structure, the extraction process of coir fibers, and improvement of coir fiber by various treatments and applications. Sustainable coir composites have potential in automotive, marine, aerospace, construction, wind energy and consumer goods. The book provides sound knowledge on coir fiber and its composites including modern design and manufacture engineering with numerous example illustrations, methods and results that will be valuable for graduate students, researchers, and industrialists working in the development of plant-based composite materials.

Key Features

  • Covers all aspects of coir fibers and their composites, such as cultivation, extraction, processing, modification, composite design, properties and applications
  • Provides an overview of all types of natural fibers and their composites to give an insight on which fiber is suitable for a specific application
  • A comparison is also given in terms of properties, costs, production processes and availability of different fibers
  • Covers life cycle assessment, case studies on industrial product development, manufacturing and design as well as numerical problems and solutions


Academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists and engineers working in the natural fiber composites industry, chemists developing nanocellulose, polymer science and engineering, forestry and agriculture

Table of Contents

  • 1. Coir Fibre: Geographic distribution, and cultivation
    2. Extraction of Coir Fibres by Different Methods
    3. Anatomical Structure of Coir Fibres
    4. Effect of extraction on the mechanical, physical, and biological properties of Coir Fibre
    5. Modification/Treatment of Coir fibres by various techniques-Alkali/Silane/Grafting etc. for fabrication of composites
    6. Physical, Morphological, Structural, Thermal, morphological, and tensile Properties of Coir fibres
    7. Coir Fiber Architectures for Composites
    8. Matrix materials for Coir Fibre Composites
    9. Manufacturing and Design of Coir Fibre Composites
    10. Coir fibre Composite: Mechanical and Morphological properties
    11. Design and Modelling of Coir Fibre Composites
    12. Thermal properties of Coir Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
    13. Accelerated Weathering and Biodegradable properties of Coir based composites
    14. Cellulose nanostructures extracted from Coir fibres
    15. Physicochemical and Morphological Properties of Microcrystalline cellulose and Nanocellulose Extracted from Coir Fibres and its composites
    16. Coir fibre-based Nanocomposites
    17. Coir fibre-based composites for Various Applications-Automotive, Construction, Wind Turbine blade, and Aerospace Applications
    18. life-cycle assessment of coir fibres and their composites

Product details

  • No. of pages: 450
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323910798

About the Editor

Mohammad Jawaid

Dr. Mohammad Jawaid is currently working as High Flyer Fellow (Professor) at Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, and also has been Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since June 2013. He has more than 16 years of experience in teaching, research, and industries. His area of research interests includes hybrid composites, lignocellulosic reinforced/filled polymer composites, advance materials: graphene/nanoclay/fire retardant, modification and treatment of lignocellulosic fibers and solid wood, biopolymers and biopolymers for packaging applications, nanocomposites and nanocellulose fibers, and polymer blends.

Affiliations and Expertise

High Flyer Fellow (Professor), Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

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