Advanced composites with natural reinforcement [Editorial]

Low, Jim and Davies, Ian J. and Dong, Yu and Ahmed, Shaikh Faiz Uddin and Wang, Hao and Akil, Hazizan Md (2014) Advanced composites with natural reinforcement [Editorial]. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2014. pp. 1-2. ISSN 1687-8434

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There is a growing interest in the use of natural fillers
obtained from renewable sources to design environmentally
friendly composite materials based on the 'cradle to grave'
approach. The impetus for this initiative is mainly due to
new global environmental regulations, societal concerns, and the rapid growth of environmental awareness. This effect is greatly accentuated within the composites industry, which uses large amounts of petroleum-based polymers and synthetic fillers.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2013 Jim Low et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 29 May 2014 02:08
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 02:35
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8604 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles > 860403 Natural Fibres, Yarns and Fabrics
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1155/2014/376351

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