By using surface-treated and untreated henequen fibres and an epoxy resin, composites were made by compression moulding, and their mechanical properties and failure modes were determined experimentally in tension, bending, and impact loading. The results obtained show that the treatment of fibre surface does not improve the bond between the fibres and the resin matrix, and the general mechanical properties of the composites are similar.
Gonzalez-Murillo, C., & Ansell, M. P. (2009). Mechanical properties of henequen fibre/epoxy resin composites. Mechanics of Composite Materials, 45(4), 435-442. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11029-009-9089-2