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.

Biodegradable Green Composites

  • Filename: biodegradable-green-composites.
  • ISBN: 9781118911150
  • Release Date: 2016-02-16
  • 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.

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.

Green Biocomposites

  • Filename: green-biocomposites.
  • ISBN: 9783319466101
  • Release Date: 2016-11-09
  • Number of pages: 409
  • Author: Mohammad Jawaid
  • Publisher: Springer



This book addresses different aspects of green biocomposite manufacture from natural fibres and bioplastics, including the manufacturing procedures and the physical, mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of green biocomposites. Featuring illustrations and tables that maximize reader insights into the current research on biocomposites, it emphasises the role of green technology in the manufacture of biocomposites and analysis of properties of biocomposites for different applications. It is a valuable resource for researchers and scientists in industry wanting to understand the need for biocomposites in the development of green, biodegradable and sustainable products for different applications.

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.

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.

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.

Biodegradable polymers for industrial applications

  • Filename: biodegradable-polymers-for-industrial-applications.
  • ISBN: 0849334667
  • Release Date: 2005-05-17
  • Number of pages: 532
  • Author: Ray Smith
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The vast majority of plastic products are made from petroleum-based synthetic polymers that do not degrade in a landfill or in a compost-like environment. Therefore, the disposal of these products poses a serious environmental problem. An environmentally-conscious alternative is to design/synthesize polymers that are biodegradable. Biodegradable polymers for industrial applications introduces the subject in part one by outlining the classification and development of biodegradable polymers with individual chapters on polyhydroxyalkanoates, polyesteramides and thermoplastic starch biodegradable polymers and others. The second part explores the materials available for the production of biodegradable polymers. Polymers derived from sugars, natural fibres, renewable forest resources, poly(lactic acid) and protein-nanoparticle composites will be looked at in detail in this section. Part three looks at the properties and mechanisms of degradation, prefacing the subject with a chapter on current standards. The final part explores opportunities for industrial applications, with chapters on packing, agriculture and biodegradable polycaprolactone foams in supercritical carbon dioxide. Biodegradable polymers for industrial applications explores the fundamental concepts concerning the development of biodegradable polymers, degradable polymers from sustainable sources, degradation and properties and industrial applications. It is an authoritative book that will be invaluable for academics, researchers and policy makers in the industry.

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