Biodegradable Green Composites

  • Filename: biodegradable-green-composites.
  • ISBN: 9781118911099
  • Release Date: 2016-02-29
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Susheel Kalia
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This book comprehensively addresses surface modification of natural fibers to make them more effective, cost-efficient, and environmentally friendly. Topics include the elucidation of important aspects surrounding chemical and green approaches for the surface modification of natural fibers, the use of recycled waste, properties of biodegradable polyesters, methods such as electrospinning, and applications of hybrid composite materials.

Green Composites

  • Filename: green-composites.
  • ISBN: 0849325765
  • Release Date: 2005-03-08
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Caroline Baillie
  • Publisher: CRC Press



With an internationally recognized team of contributors, Green Composites examines fibre reinforced polymer composite production and explains how environmental footprints can be diminished at every stage of the life cycle. The introductory chapters examine why green composites should be considered. The book then discusses properties of cellulose and wood. It examines recyclable synthetic fibre-thermoplastic composites as alternatives, then covers polymers derived from natural sources. The text details the factors that influence properties, and considers clean processing, applications, recycling, degradation, and reprocessing. The book is essential for government agricultural departments, automotive companies, and others devoted to eco-friendly materials and production.

Natural Fibers Biopolymers and Biocomposites

  • Filename: natural-fibers-biopolymers-and-biocomposites.
  • ISBN: 0203508203
  • Release Date: 2005-04-08
  • Number of pages: 896
  • Author: Amar K. Mohanty
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Natural/Biofiber composites are emerging as a viable alternative to glass fiber composites, particularly in automotive, packaging, building, and consumer product industries, and becoming one of the fastest growing additives for thermoplastics. Natural Fibers, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites provides a clear understanding of the present state and the growing utility of biocomposites. Including contributions from experts on biobased materials, the book defines biocomposites and discusses the combination of fibers such as flax, jute, bamboo, pineapple leaf and oil palm fibers, kenaf, and industrial hemp with polymer matrices from both non-renewable and renewable resources. The authors also discuss the chemical nature, testing, biological synthesis, and properties of natural fibers in comparison to traditional materials as well as their cumulative properties when combined with various polymers to produce composite materials that are competitive with synthetic composites. Natural Fibers, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites explains the rise of petrochemical and plastic products, the problems associated in their disposal, and how biopolymers offer a realistic solution to these problems. It analyzes the varying degrees biodegradability in biobased polymers depending on their composition and structure as well as the environment in which they are placed. Subsequent chapters discuss the advantages and applications of biodegradable polymers derived from starch and cellulose, soybeans, and even from renewable resources and petroleum. The authors conclude with recent trends and opportunities for the future use of biocomposites as alternatives to petroleum-based composites. The only source available today that focuses on biobased materials, Natural Fibers, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites integrates the principles of sustainability, industrial ecology, eco-efficiency, and green chemistry and engineering into the development of the next generation of materials, products, and processes.

Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

  • Filename: natural-fibre-reinforced-polymer-composites.
  • ISBN: 9782914610995
  • Release Date: 2009-01-01
  • Number of pages: 539
  • Author: Sabu Thomas
  • Publisher: Archives contemporaines



Natural fibers and their composites have a long and important place in the history of human creativity and industry. Increasing consumer interest in "green" products made with sustainable materials, along with the rising cost of petroleum - the basic ingredient of synthetic fibers - have once again brought natural fibers and their composites to the fore. The renewed interest in natural fibers is only a few decades old. Thus, the pioneering work of current researchers in this new era of natural fiber composites will help to illuminate the path for future researchers as they explore new potentialities for natural fibers. Sabu Thomas and Laly Pothen, themselves leaders in the field, bring together cutting edge research by eminent scientists in Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites. Covering the latest research trends such as nano technology, the book will be a valuable resource for the natural fiber composite researcher.

Environmental Silicate Nano Biocomposites

  • Filename: environmental-silicate-nano-biocomposites.
  • ISBN: 9781447141082
  • Release Date: 2012-05-24
  • Number of pages: 450
  • Author: Luc AvĂ©rous
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Environmental Silicate Nano-Biocomposites focuses on nano-biocomposites, which are obtained by the association of silicates such as bioclays with biopolymers. By highlighting recent developments and findings, green and biodegradable nano-composites from both renewable and biodegradable polymers are explored. This includes coverage of potential markets such as packaging, agricultures, leisure and the fast food industry. The knowledge and experience of more than twenty international experts in diverse fields, from chemical and biochemical engineering to applications, is brought together in four different sections covering: Biodegradable polymers and Silicates, Clay/Polyesters Nano-biocomposites, Clay/Agropolymers Nano-biocomposites, and Applications and biodegradation of Nano-biocomposites. By exploring the relationships between the biopolymer structures, the processes, and the final properties Environmental Silicate Nano-Biocomposites explains how to design nano-materials to develop new, valuable, environmentally friendly properties and uses. The combination of fundamental and applied science makes this an ideal reference for a range of readers from students and lecturers to material and polymer scientists and even industrial engineers who are interested in bringing new environmental nano-materials to the current market.

Environmentally Degradable Materials Based on Multicomponent Polymeric Systems

  • Filename: environmentally-degradable-materials-based-on-multicomponent-polymeric-systems.
  • ISBN: 9789004164109
  • Release Date: 2009-12-21
  • Number of pages: 654
  • Author: Cornelia Vasile
  • Publisher: BRILL



Environmentally Degradable Materials (EDPs) should replace petroleum-based plastics where recycling is not viable for logistic or labor cost reason. This book discusses the general background of obtaining such systems, compatibilization methodologies, control of the rate of degradation and final products after degradation, life time assessment, toxicological aspects, applications and market aspects. This book is a complete guide to the subject of biodegradable materials based on multi-component polymeric systems, mainly such as hydrogels, and interpenetrating polymeric networks. This book is a complete guide to the subject of biodegradable materials based on multicomponent polymeric systems such as mainly hydrogels, interpenetrating polymeric networks.

Time Dependent Constitutive Behavior and Fracture Failure Processes Volume 3

  • Filename: time-dependent-constitutive-behavior-and-fracture-failure-processes-volume-3.
  • ISBN: 1441997946
  • Release Date: 2011-05-10
  • Number of pages: 406
  • Author: Tom Proulx
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This the third volume of six from the Annual Conference of the Society for Experimental Mechanics, 2010, brings together 56 chapters on Time-Dependent Constitutive Fracture and Failure. It presents early findings from experimental and computational investigations on Time Dependent Materials including contributions on Thermal and Mechanical Characterization, Coupled Experimental and Computational Analysis of Fracture Path Selection, Procedures for Mixed Mode Fracture Testing of Bonded Beams, and Experimental Study of Voids in High Strength Aluminum Alloys.

Biodegradable Polymer Blends and Composites from Renewable Resources

  • Filename: biodegradable-polymer-blends-and-composites-from-renewable-resources.
  • ISBN: 9780470391556
  • Release Date: 2009-03-25
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Long Yu
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Biodegradable Polymer Blends and Composites from Renewable Resources provides a comprehensive, current overview of biopolymeric blends and composites and their applications in various industries. The book is organized according to the type of blend or composite. For each topic, the relationship between the structure of the blends/composites and their respective properties is explored, with particular focus on interface, compatibility, mechanical, and thermal properties. Real-life applications and potential markets are discussed. This is a premier reference for graduate students and researchers in polymer science, chemical and bio engineering, and materials science.

Polymers for Packaging Applications

  • Filename: polymers-for-packaging-applications.
  • ISBN: 9781926895772
  • Release Date: 2014-09-12
  • Number of pages: 486
  • Author: Sajid Alavi
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This book focuses on food, non-food, and industrial packaging applications of polymers, blends, nanostructured materials, macro, micro and nanocomposites, and renewable and biodegradable materials. It details physical, thermal, and barrier properties as well as sustainability, recycling, and regulatory issues. The book emphasizes interdisciplinary research on processing, morphology, structure, and properties as well as applications in packaging of food and industrial products. It is useful for chemists, physicists, materials scientists, food technologists, and engineers.

Green Plastics

  • Filename: green-plastics.
  • ISBN: 069104967X
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 238
  • Author: Eugene S. Stevens
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press



Appendix includes formulas and procedures for making plastics.

Biocomposites Design and Mechanical Performance

  • Filename: biocomposites-design-and-mechanical-performance.
  • ISBN: 9781782423942
  • Release Date: 2015-08-07
  • Number of pages: 524
  • Author: Manjusri Misra
  • Publisher: Woodhead Publishing



Biocomposites: Design and Mechanical Performance describes recent research on cost-effective ways to improve the mechanical toughness and durability of biocomposites, while also reducing their weight. Beginning with an introduction to commercially competitive natural fiber-based composites, chapters then move on to explore the mechanical properties of a wide range of biocomposite materials, including polylactic, polyethylene, polycarbonate, oil palm, natural fiber epoxy, polyhydroxyalkanoate, polyvinyl acetate, polyurethane, starch, flax, poly (propylene carbonate)-based biocomposites, and biocomposites from biodegradable polymer blends, natural fibers, and green plastics, giving the reader a deep understanding of the potential of these materials. Describes recent research to improve the mechanical properties and performance of a wide range of biocomposite materials Explores the mechanical properties of a wide range of biocomposite materials, including polylactic, polyethylene, polycarbonate, oil palm, natural fiber epoxy, polyhydroxyalkanoate, polyvinyl acetate, and polyurethane Evaluates the potential of biocomposites as substitutes for petroleum-based plastics in industries such as packaging, electronic, automotive, aerospace and construction Includes contributions from leading experts in this field

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