Since synthetic plastics derived from fossil resources are mostly non-biodegradable, many academic and industrial researchers have shifted their attention toward bio-based materials, which are more eco-friendly.
Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial Application provides an overview of the state-of-art in bio-based composites. The book integrates knowledge from various disciplines including plant science, materials science, polymer chemistry, chemical engineering, and nanotechnology. It discusses the raw materials used in bio-based composites, basic design principles, properties, applications, and life cycle assessments.
The book also presents a strategic and policy-oriented view of these composites and considers the costs of retrofitting existing chemical production plants for bio-based composite manufacture. It is a definitive resource on bio-composites for academics, regulatory agencies, research and development communities, and industries worldwide.
Bio-Based Composites: An Introduction; Rungsima Chollakup, Wirasak Smitthipong, and Michel Nardin
Bio-Based Strategy: Food and Non-Food Markets; Rina Singh, Brent Erickson, and Paul Winters
Strategy of Bio-Based Resources: Material versus Energy; Kuakoon Piyachomkwan, Sittichoke Wanlapatit, Wirasak Smitthipong, and Klanarong Sriroth
Bio-Inspired Materials; Arkadiusz Chworos and Wirasak Smitthipong
Natural Fiber Surface Treatments and Coupling Agents in Bio-Based Composites; Potjanart Suwanruji, Wirasak Smitthipong, and Rungsima Chollakup
Reinforcement of Polymers by Flax Fibers: Role of Interfaces; Christophe Baley, Antoine Le Duigou, Alain Bourmaud, Peter Davies, Michel Nardin, and Claudine Morvan
Effects of Reinforcing Fillers and Coupling Agents on Performances of Wood–Polymer Composites; Diène Ndiaye, Mamadou Gueye, Ansou Malang Badji, Coumba Thiandoume, Anicet Dasylva, and Adams Tidjani
Natural Fiber Polyolefin Composites: Processing, Melt Rheology, and Properties; Haroutioun Askanian, Ya Feng, Sophie Commereuc, Florence Delor-Jestin, Kristyna Montagova, Roman Cermak, Valérie Massardier, and Vincent Verney
Polysaccharide Bio-Based Composites: Nanofiber Fabrication and Application; Jackapon Sunthonrvarabhas, Klanarong Sriroth, and Hyun-Joong Kim
Recent Advances in Cellulose Nanocomposites; Ali Faghihnejad and Hongbo Zeng
Improvement of Damage Resilience of Composites; Jiye Chen
Lifetime Durability of Bio-Based Composites; Vincent Verney, Solène Gaudin, Sophie Commereuc, Haroutioun Askanian, Florence Delor-Jestin, Alexandre Govin, and René Guyonnet
Mechanical Properties of Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composites; Rattana Tantatherdtam, Rungsima Chollakup, and Wirasak Smitthipong
Characterization and Strength Modeling of Laminated Bio-Based Composites; Peggi L. Clouston, Sanjay R. Arwade, and Alireza Amini
Micromechanical Modeling of Bio-Based Composites; Michael May and Deborah Mohrmann
Life Cycle Assessments of Bio-Based Composites: A Review; Thimothy Thamae and Caroline Baillie
Bio-Based Composites: Future Trends and Environmental Aspects; V.P. Sharma
"This book provides an overview of the state of the art and emerging trends in the area of bio-based composites, demonstrating the existence of a lot of solutions, and underscoring the idea that their applications require interdisciplinary understanding, particularly in the fields of materials science and engineering."
—Valentin I. Popa, Cellulose Chemistry and Technology