High Performance Natural Fiber-Nanoclay Reinforced Cement Nanocomposites

  • It-Meng Low
  • Ahmad Hakamy
  • Faiz Shaikh

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the Biobased Polymers book sub series (BRIEFSBP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. It-Meng Low, Ahmad Hakamy, Faiz Shaikh
    Pages 1-8
  3. It-Meng Low, Ahmad Hakamy, Faiz Shaikh
    Pages 9-17
  4. It-Meng Low, Ahmad Hakamy, Faiz Shaikh
    Pages 89-94

About this book


This brief describes a novel approach to overcome the disadvantages of hemp fibres in cementitious composites. The authors describe how the new approach includes the combination of thermal pre-treatment of nanoclay (producing calcined nanoclay) and chemical pre-treatment of fibre surfaces to improve the microstructure, mechanical, physical and thermal properties and also durability of hemp fibre reinforced cement composites. In this work, the synthesis of several materials are studied: nanoclay-cement nanocomposite, calcined nanoclay-cement nanocomposite, untreated & treated hemp fabric-reinforced cement composite, hemp fabric-reinforced nanoclay-cement nanocomposite and treated hemp fabric-reinforced nanoclay-cement nanocomposite. The influence of nanoclay on properties of cement paste and hemp fabric-reinforced cement composite is also presented together with the influence of NaOH pre-treatment of fibre surfaces on properties of hemp fabric-reinforced cement composite.

The authors have aimed this brief at those working on environmental-friendly, biodegradable, building materials.


Nanoclay composites Hemp Fabric cement Cement Nanocomposite Mechanical Properties cement Thermal Properties cement Environmentally friendly building materials

Authors and affiliations

  • It-Meng Low
    • 1
  • Ahmad Hakamy
    • 2
  • Faiz Shaikh
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Applied PhysicsCurtin University Dept. Applied PhysicsPerthAustralia
  2. 2.PerthHoly See (Vatican City State)
  3. 3.Civil EngineeringCurtin University Civil EngineeringPerthAustralia

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