Bamboo Fiber Reinforced Plastics

  • Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Toru Fujii


Natural fiber composites have already become commercially available in the fabrication of some industrial materials. The recent development of bamboo fiber reinforced composites represents a substantial addition to the growing number of these eco-composites. Of particular importance are bamboo fibers as reinforcing material for thermoset plastics. The method of preparation of bamboo fibers and their mechanical properties are introduced together with basic rheological behavior. The strength of natural fibers is lower than that of glass fibers, water absorption is higher and the cost of biocomposites is almost equal to that of glass fiber composites.


Shear Rate Polylactic Acid Injection Molding Test Piece Natural Fiber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Yamaguchi
    • 1
  • Toru Fujii
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringDoshisha UniversityKyotoJapan

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