1st Edition

Lightweight Polymer Composite Structures Design and Manufacturing Techniques

    410 Pages 140 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides a comprehensive account of developments in the area of lightweight polymer composites. It encompasses design and manufacturing methods for the lightweight polymer structures, various techniques, and a broad spectrum of applications. The book highlights fundamental research in lightweight polymer structures and integrates various aspects from synthesis to applications of these materials.


    • Serves as a one stop reference with contributions from leading researchers from industry, academy, government, and private research institutions across the globe
    • Explores all important aspects of lightweight polymer composite structures
    • Offers an update of concepts, advancements, challenges, and application of lightweight structures

    Current status, trends, future directions, and opportunities are discussed, making it friendly for both new and experienced researchers.

    1. Introduction to lightweight polymer composite structures. 2 Conventional processing of polymer matrix composites. 3. Tooling technologies for lightweight structures. 4. Laser additive manufacturing of lightweight structures. 5. 3D Printing of lightweight composite structures. 6. Glass fiber reinforced thermoplastics and thermosetting composites. 7. Carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics and thermosetting composites. 8. Natural fiber reinforced thermoplastics and thermosetting composites. 9. Inorganic nanofillers based thermoplastics and thermosetting composites. 10. Hybrid thermoplastic and thermosetting composites. 11. Lightweight polymer composites from wood floor, metals, alloys, metallic fibers, ceramics. 12.  Biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites. 13. Smart light weight polymer composites.


    Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa, Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai, Suchart Siengchin, Lothar Kroll