Bamboo fiber-polymer composites: Overview of fabrications, mechanical characterizations and applications

Kenan Song, Xiaofeng Ren, Longhe Zhang

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The utilization of bamboo fibers in polymer-based composites has expanded in the past few years due to the demand for biodegradable, sustainable and recyclable materials. This article reviews the processing of extracted bamboo fibers and their composites, ultimate mechanical properties/thermal stabilities and corresponding characterizations, as well as the applications. Currently, the challenges regarding bamboo fibers-filled polymer composites involve extraction of high quality bamboo fibers, uniform fiber dispersion/distribution in polymer matrix and/or formation of interphase between matrix-filler phases. Relationships among processing techniques, properties and structural orders are significant to guide the design of future composite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-246
Number of pages38
JournalGreen Energy and Technology
Issue number9783319493817
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Application
  • Bamboo fibers
  • Characterization
  • Composites
  • Interphase
  • Mechanical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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