Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 2014, Vol. 33(5) 454–471
The polymer matrix composites have been widely used for many applications. These are light in weight and easy for manufacturing. The hybrid fiber reinforced composites have been prepared to enhance the mechanical, thermal, damping properties compared to single-fiber reinforced composites. The fiber reinforced hybrid composites consist of two or more fiber in a matrix system. The different fibers were reinforced with suitable matrix for preparing the hybrid composites using various manufacturing methodology. The hybrid composites are used for many application and replacing wood, wood fiber composites and conventional materials. The mechanical properties (tensile, flexural and impact), dynamic, tribological and water absorption properties of natural fiber reinforced hybrid polymer composites and natural/synthetic fiber reinforced hybrid polymer composites were reported.