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Plantain fibres effective in reducing carbon fibre use in the production of composite materials for the car industry [Full subscriber]

Carbon fibre has long been touted for its incredible material properties, including being extremely durable and lightweight at the same time. But while these properties are precisely what car manufacturers are looking for in material for building cars, carbon fibre is very expensive to make. Researchers from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa have discovered that combining natural plantain fibres with carbon nanotubes and epoxy resin form a promising natural fibre-reinforced polymer hybrid nanocomposite material.…

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