Introduction and Literature Review
In the present research work, an attempt has been made to identify an eco-friendly
natural fiber to be used as reinforcement in the manufacture of brake friction material. There is
an increase in environmental awareness in the world which has aroused an interest in the
research and development of biodegradable and high-performance materials. The first
generation of modern brake materials was asbestos fiber-reinforced composites. Due to the
environmental problem, the natural fibers were
introduced instead of asbestos fiber in this research work.