IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
G.Velmurugan, S.P.Venkatesan, P.V.Prakash ,N.Sathishkumar, N.Vijayakumar
The global demand for wood as a building material is steadily growing, while the availability of this natural resource is diminishing. This situation has led to the development of alternative materials. Of the various synthetic materials that have been explored and advocated, polymer composites claim a major participation as building materials. There has been a growing interest in utilizing natural fibres as reinforcement in polymer composite for making low cost construction materials in recent years. Natural fibres are prospective reinforcing materials and their use until now has been more traditional than technical.