India is one of the largest countries having agriculture as the main profession for many people. A huge amount of natural fibers are present in the plants of agricultural land and forest. As these natural fibers have high potential due to their biodegradable nature, new ways must be found for the utilization of these natural fibers in industries. Nowadays, the paperboard producing ventures are confronted with two main problems, namely environmental pollution and insufficiency of raw materials. These ventures necessitate the spending of a lot of energy and money for diminishing the level of contamination in paperboard effluents. One method of diminishing the contamination in paperboard industries is the utilization of natural fiber composites. For the last two decades, there has been a lack of raw materials in paperboard industries. Consequently, it is important to find new resources. Presently, many researches focus on the development of natural fiber-reinforced composites for paperboard. The natural fiber composites could be used to solve the above two issues.
Part of the book: Composite and Nanocomposite Materials