Paper and Composites from Agro-Based Resources: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Paper and Composites from Agro-Based Resources

1st Edition

By Roger M. Rowell, Judith Rowell

CRC Press

464 pages

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Hardback: 9781566702355
pub: 1996-10-15
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Sustainable development is an important concept underlying many of today's renewable resource policies. Agro-based resources, such as wood, make up a significant portion of modern renewable resources. While probably the most familiar example, wood is only one type of agromass in the vast world of photosynthetic resources. Paper and Composites from Agro-Based Resources explores the great number of options available for producing paper and composites. Using sound ecosystem management principles, the book discusses strategies for obtaining fiber from plant-based resources including agricultural crops and residues, grasses, and recycled agro-based resources, in addition to wood.

Table of Contents

Growth and Inventory

Introduction - Sustainable Fiber Supply, F. Werber and T. Hamilton

Inventory of Agro-Mass, G. White and C. Cook

Changes in Fiber Properties During the Growing Season, R. Rowell, J. Han, and S. Bisen

Improvement of Fiber Crops Using Genetics and Biotechnology, T. La Farge, S. Friedman, and C. Cook

Fiber Properties

Physical and Mechanical Properties of Agro-Based Fibers, T. Rials and M. Wolcott

Chemical Composition of Agro-Based Fibers, J. Han and J. Rowell

Pulp and Paper

Processing of Agro-Based Resources into Pulp and Paper, R. Young


Opportunities for Composites from Agro-Based Resources, R. Rowell

Processing into Composites, B. English, P. Chow, and D.S. Bajwa

Properties of Composite Panels, J. Youngquist, A. Krzysik, P. Chow, and R. Meimban

Packaging and Lightweight Structural Composites, T. Laufenberg

Chemical Modification of Agro-Resources for Property Enhancement, R. Rowell

Agro-Fiber/Thermoplastic Composites, A. Sanadi, D. Caulfield, and R. Jacobson

Filters, Sorbents, and Geotextiles, B. English

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General