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Sivasubramanian Palanisamy, Speaker at Materials Science Conferences
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, India
Title : Physical, chemical and mechanical characterization of Natural Bark Fibres (NBFs) reinforced polymer composites


Fibers extracted from bark, which are normally by-products if not waste from other sectors using bark, especially to extract chemicals, or discard it, are receiving massive attention in the last few years. Therefore, chemical composition (cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin content), thermal degradation, and mechanical characterization studies are increasingly carried out, also in view of their potential application as short random fibers in polymer composites. This study aims at reviewing the current state of studies, trying to elicit which bark fibers might be most promising amongst the potentially enormous number of these. These could be tested for the purpose of further use, also in competition with other expressly produced fibers not from bark, in the production of composites.


Sivasubramanian Palanisamy working as an Associate Professor in Dilkap Research Institute of Engineering and Management Studies at Maharashtra as well as working a researcher at Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Srivilliputhur, Tamilnadu. He had published many articles in reputed International journals, books and book chapters in the research field of Natural fiber reinforced polymer composites and Elastomer (Rubber) composites.