Author(s): Sameer Ahmad
The strict environmental regulations and economical purpose recycling of saloon waste hair the use of alternative Ecofriendly Natural reinforcements to produce advanced composite materials. To perform studies of natural hair fiber reinforcement polymeric Composite (FRP) with using of polypropylene and thermal wastes that is fly ash which is generated in huge quantities from various industries. The large quantities of human & animals hair fiber are not always well managed or utilized. Three to four ton of human hair fiber wasted in India annually. These fibers pose an environmental challenge In order to find commercial application the wasted human hair fiber mixed with fly ash and polypropylene in resulting form of reinforced polymeric composite material. Human hair fibers are mixed into Polypropylene (PP) at 3,5,10 and 15 % by wt. using two roll mills or mixer grinder. The composite are compression molded at specific time and temperature. Polypropylene, fly ash and hair fiber polymer reinforced composite have better flexural and impact strength than PP (Polypropylene) and lower the tensile strength of polypropylene and hair fiber polymer reinforced composite than PP (Polypropylene), these saloon hair waste can be recycled in the form of hair fiber reinforced polymeric composite. This way the hair fiber reinforced polymeric composite are made a ‘greener’ material they are renewable, cheap, completely or partially recyclable and biodegradable. These composites are having low density and cost as well as satisfactory mechanical properties make them an attractive due to easy availability and renewability of raw materials. Natural fibers have been proven alternative to synthetic fiber in transportation such as automobiles, railway coaches and aerospace. Other applications include military, building, packaging, consumer products and construction industries for ceiling paneling, partition boardsailing. There is the saloon wastes of hair can be re-utilized, avoiding otherwise wasteful landfill & harmful open incineration. The aim of present study is to investigate the strength & water absorption of hair fiber polymeric composite made of fly ash. The hair fibers were replaced within the range of 0.2-0.8% by weight of fly ash.