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Development in additive methods in aramid fiber surface modification to increase fiber-matrix adhesion: A review

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Original languageEnglish
Article number556
Number of pages31
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020
Publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


This review article highlights and summarizes the recent developments in the field of surface modification methods for aramid fibers. Special focus is on methods that create a multifunctional fiber surface by incorporating nanostructures and enabling mechanical interlocking. To give a complete picture of adhesion promotion with aramids, the specific questions related to the challenges in aramid-matrix bonding are also shortly presented. The main discussion of the surface modification approaches is divided into sections according to how material is added to the fiber surface; (1) coating, (2) grafting and (3) growing. To provide a comprehensive view of the most recent developments in the field, other methods with similar outcomes, are also shortly reviewed. To conclude, future trends and insights are discussed.


  • Adhesion, Aramid fiber, Mechanical interlocking, Multifunctional fiber surface, Nanostructures, Surface modification

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