Natural Fibre Composite Door/Panel

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Door shutters, Panels, Laminates and Corrugated sheets.


Salient Features


The increasing demand for wood has created an alarming pressure on dwindling forests with adverse consequences on ecology. In view of this, a systematic R&D programme was initiated to develop wood substitutes utilizing natural fibres. The salient features of the developed products are: light weight, dimensionally stable, shape stability against operational load, adequate screw holding and nailing property similar to wood, carpenter friendly, durable against moisture, termite resistant and conforming IS: 2202.


Technology Package


Technical know-how produced on pilot plant scale, right to use patent. Product hand book and data sheet. Guidelines of setting of testing lab for Q.C. and other intellectual knowledge base related to project.




The developed know-how includes : surface treatment of fibers, production of laminates and core materials and fabrication of products such composite door shutters, panels etc. It can be manufactured by using existing plants, equipments and machinery. The cost of developed panels and door shutters is comparable with wooden shutters.


Scale of Development


Pilot plant scale development


Status of Commercialization




Raw Materials


Natural fibers, resins, fillers and additives


Plant, Equipment and Machinery required


Hydraulic press, curing chamber, engineering moulds etc.


Environmental Aspects


To save deforestation caused by cutting of trees. ii) Utilization of local renewable resources (natural fibers).


IPR Status


Indian Patent No. 195175


For further information please contact

The Director
CSIR - Central Building Research Institute,
Roorkee – 247 667
Phone: +91 – 1332 – 272243