1st Edition

Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites Perspectives, Properties, and New Materials

Edited By Hanafi Ismail, S. M. Sapuan, R.A. Ilyas Copyright 2022
    286 Pages 110 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Mineral-filled polymer composites are widely used in industries across the globe, and applications are continuously increasing in sectors such as shipping, manufacturing and renewable energy. One of two volumes comprising the Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites Handbook, this volume provides an overview of the latest research and future directions of advanced mineral fiber-reinforced polymer composites, focused specifically on materials properties. It covers fundamentals, recent progress and new materials involved in mineral-filled polymer composites and includes a wide-ranging list of chapters authored by an international team of experts.

    This book:

    • Examines the properties of a wide range of materials, from macro- to nano-sized
    • Highlights resources for bio-based minerals production and compares bio-based minerals with commercial mineral fillers
    • Covers novel synthesis methods
    • Discusses effects of aging on properties
    • Describes using halloysite and montmorillonite to improve composite properties and the potential of using mineral fillers to enhance the properties of biopolymer and synthetic polymers

    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.

    1. Bio Mineral Fillers Reinforced Polymer Composites. 2. Mechanical Properties of Geopolymer Filler in Polymer Composites. 3. Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites: A Review. 4. Properties Enhancement of Poly(Lactic Acid) Using Functionalized Mineral Fillers. 5. Ageing of Mineral-Reinforced Polymer Composites. 6. Halloysite-Filled Natural Rubber Composite: Mechanical and Other Related Properties. 7. Halloysite-Filled Natural Rubber Composite: Morphology and Crystallization of the Composites. 8. Alumina Filled Rubber Composites: Application, Mechanical Properties, Morphological Characteristics and Processability. 9. Magnetite Filler Reinforcement for Magnetorheological Elastomer Damping Performance. 10. Characterization and Properties of Montmorillonite-Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites. 11. Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites: Reliability, Challenges, Opportunities and Future Perspectives.


    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).