591 pages | 30 Color Illus. | 289 B/W Illus.
This book is a comprehensive introduction to "green" or environmentally friendly polymer composites developed using renewable polymers of natural origin such as starch, lignin, cellulose acetate, poly-lactic acid (PLA), polyhydroxylalkanoates (PHA), polyhydroxylbutyrate (PHB), etc., and the development of modern technologies for preparing green composites with various applications. The book also discusses major applications of green polymer composites in industries such as medicine, biotechnology, fine chemicals and engineering.
Binders. Food Packaging Applications. Foam Products for Industrial Sectors. Foam Products for Clinical Applications. Hygiene Cosmetics. Building Materials. Biomedical and Tissue Engineering. Utilities. Textile Applications. Agriculture Applications. Funerary Goods. Automobile Applications. Utensils. Natural Rubber. Kraft Soft Wood. Coatings.