1st Edition

Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites Handbook, Two-Volume Set

    540 Pages 219 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Mineral-filled polymer composites exhibit several advantages that make this material class attractive for a variety of applications, including their low cost, light weight, excellent rigidity, and high mechanical strength. Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites Handbook serves as a comprehensive overview of the latest research, trends, applications, and future directions of advanced mineral fiber-reinforced polymer composites.

    • Comprised of 2 volumes:

             Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites: Perspective, Properties, and New Materials

             Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites: Selection, Processing, and Applications

    • Presents details on processing, applications, and ageing of macro- to nanosized mineral reinforced polymer composites
    • Examines fabrication techniques, novel synthesis methods, and mechanical behavior, thermal, flammability, and functional properties of a wide array of mineral filled polymer composite materials
    • Covers a broad range of different research fields, including organic and inorganic filler used in the development of composites for various types of engineering applications
    • Offers the latest developments in nano/micromineral-based polymer composites

    This book serves as an excellent reference guide for researchers, advanced students, academics, and industry professionals interested in the synthesis of mineral-filled polymer and biopolymer composites, as well as those pursuing research in the broad fields of composite materials, polymers, organic/inorganic hybrid materials, and nano-assembly.

    Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites: Perspectives, Properties, and New Materials: 1. Biomineral Filler Reinforced Polymer Composites. 2. Mechanical Properties of Geopolymer Filler in Polymer Composites. 3. Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer Hybrid Composite: A Review. 4. Properties Enhancement of Poly(Lactic Acid) Biopolymer Using Mineral Fillers. 5. Ageing of Mineral Reinforced Polymer Composites. 6. Clay Filled Natural Rubber Composites: Mechanical and Other Related Properties. 7. Clay Filled Natural Rubber Composites: A Special Focus to Strain-induced Crystallization of the Composites. 8. Mechanical and Functional Properties of Rubber Composites Reinforced With Alumina Particles. 9. Magnetite Filled Rubber Composites. 10. Characterization and Properties of Montmorillonite Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites. 11. Mineral Filled Polymer Composites: Reliability, Challenges, Opportunities and Future Perspectives.

    Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites: Selection, Processing, and Applications: 1. Application of Mineral Fillers in Polymer Composites for Various Types of Engineering Applications. 2. Mineral Filled Composite: A Review on Characteristics, Applications, and Potential Materials Selection Process. 3. Reinforced Interphase in Textile-reinforced Composites for Structural Applications. 4. Recent Advances in Inorganic and Organic Nanoparticles for Multidisciplinary Applications of Polymer Hybrid Materials. 5. Utilization of Silica and Zeolite as Fillers in Improving the Toughness of Unsaturated Polyester Composite. 6. Effect of Glut Palmitate Coupling Agent on Vulcanized Silica Filled Natural Rubber. 7. Effect of Gamma Radiation on the Properties of Sepiolite Filled Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Composites. 8. Sepiolite Reinforced Irradiated Linear Lowdensity Polyethylene. 9. Applications of Feldspar Based Polymer Composites. 10. Ultra-sonicated Dolomite as Reinforcing Filler in Polymer Composite and Nanocomposite. 11. Modified Carboxymethyl Cellulose/ Halloysite Nanotube (CMC/HNT) Using Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS)


    Hanafi Ismail is the Director of Innovation Centre and Consultation, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Fellow Academy of Science Malaysia (FASc) and ex-Dean School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering. Prof. Hanafi is a Fellow at Science Academy of Malaysia and Top Malaysian Scientist 2012 and 2014.

    S.M. Sapuan is Professor of Composite Materials at Universiti Putra Malaysia. He earned his B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 1990, MSc from Loughborough University, UK in 1994 and Ph.D from De Montfort University, UK in 1998. In 2019, he was awarded Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM 2019) and Professor of Eminence Award from AMU, India.

    R. A. Ilyas was the recipient of Gold Medal Malaysian Vaccines & Pharmaceuticals (MVP) Doctor of Philosophy 2019, and Top Student Award (Institute of Tropical Forest and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia).