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Utilization of textile fabric waste as reinforcement for composite materials in car body applications: A review

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Melese Shiferaw corresponding author
Asmamaw Tegegne
Assefa Asmare


Materials are one of the basic elements or needs for continuing human beings’ life living and they are used for structural and nonstructural, biomedical, thermal, or other applications. In many types of materials, Composite materials are used in different sectors. The increasing need for eco-friendly, low-density, and lightweight product production prompted the development of fiber-reinforced polymer composites for usage in a variety of home items and automobile parts. The automobile manufacturing sectors have recently attempted to manufacture lighter and lighter parts. Shortly, automobiles must be lighter to meet demands for lower fuel usage and fewer CO2 emissions. On the other side that textile waste is still simply thrown into a landfill in the environment resulting in and causing pollution. So, the objective of this review was to show the ability of these waste materials used as reinforcing material for composite fabrication products like car hoods, Car bumpers, and lightweight automotive parts.  also, it tries to explain the roles of lightweight materials for automotive body parts and also the reduction of wastes in the textile industry by recycling and converting them into useable products, making the environment free of pollution. This waste reduction is a current world issue.

automotive body, composite material, environmental pollution, textile waste

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Shiferaw, M., Tegegne, A., & Asmare, A. (2023). Utilization of textile fabric waste as reinforcement for composite materials in car body applications: A review. Materials Engineering Research, 5(1), 279-290.


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