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.
"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
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