1st Edition

Biofiller-Reinforced Biodegradable Polymer Composites

Edited By R. Jumaidin, S. M. Sapuan, H. Ismail Copyright 2021
    322 Pages 123 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Presenting a comprehensive overview of the field, Biofiller-Reinforced Biodegradable Polymer Composites examines biodegradable composites derived from biofiller and biodegradable polymers while providing critical information for efficient use of biocomposites developed from natural resources.

    • Discusses advanced techniques for the use of both biofiller and biodegradable polymers as the matrix for composites.
    • Highlights application of both natural fiber and natural matrix for composites in the development of environmentally friendly and sustainable materials.
    • Introduces the basics of biocomposites, the processing and characteristics of new composite materials, and new combinations of composites such as soy protein and nanocellulose.
    • Elaborates on the introduction of new materials to develop biodegradable polymers.

    This book has been written for researchers, advanced students, and professional engineers and materials scientists working in the area of bio-based polymers, natural fiber composites, and biocomposites.




    Chapter 1 Introduction to Biofiller-Reinforced Degradable Polymer Composites

    Chapter 2 Processing and Properties of Poly(lactic acid)/Nanocellulose Nanocomposites

    Chapter 3 Preparation and Characterization of Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate-Co-3-Hydroxyvalerate)/Paddy Straw Powder Biocomposites

    Chapter 4 Surface Modification of Kapok Husk on the Properties of Soy Protein Isolate Biocomposite Films Using Methyl Methacrylate

    Chapter 5 Protein-Based Fillers in Biodegradable Polymer Composites

    Chapter 6 Study of Thermoplastic Starch Incorporation on Polylactic Acid/Natural Rubber Blends via Dynamic Vulcanization Approach

    Chapter 7 Chemical Modification of Nypa fruticans Fiber as Filler on the Mechanical and Thermal Properties of PLA/rLDPE Biocomposites

    Chapter 8 Mechanical, Thermal, and Degradation Properties of Linear Low-Density Polyethylene/Polyvinyl Alcohol/Kenaf Bast Powder Composites

    Chapter 9 Mechanical Properties and Degradation Behavior of Polyvinyl Alcohol/Starch Blend

    Chapter 10 Ubi gadong (Dioscorea hispida) as Potential Biocomposite Material: A Comprehensive Review

    Chapter 11 Processing and Modification of Starch into Thermoplastic Materials

    Chapter 12 Modification of Thermoplastic Starch with Natural Fiber

    Chapter 13 Biocomposite Materials in Design for Sustainability

    Chapter 14 Tensile Properties of Sugar Palm Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites: A Comprehensive Review

    Chapter 15 Extraction and Characterization of Malaysian Cassava Starch, Peel, and Bagasse, and Selected Properties of the Composites

    Chapter 16 Characterization of Corn Fiber-Filled Cornstarch Biopolymer Composites



    R. Jumaidin, S. M. Sapuan, H. Ismail