This book reveals how polymer blending and grafting now offer a growing range of new applications for advanced films and fibers. Further, it details how the processing and original physical properties of cellulosics can be improved, and demonstrates how new, cellulose-core polymeric materials offer a wide range of synergistic functionalities. Lastly, it summarizes basic characterization studies and successful fabrications of advanced films and fibers.
The book is primarily intended for advanced undergraduates, academic and industrial researchers and professionals studying or using bio-based polymers.
About the Author
Prof. Yoshiyuki Nishio is a Professor of Kyoto University (Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science, Graduate School of Agriculture).
Since 1982, his career has covered all academic occupations: 1982-90, Assistant Professor,Fukui University (1985-86, Res. fellow in McGill University); 1990-95, Associate Professor,Nagaoka University of Technology; 1995-99, Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology; 1999-2000, Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, and, concurrently, Director of the Museum of Fiber Science and Technology; 2001-Present, Professor, Kyoto University. For these fifteen years, he has also taught as an invited part-time lecturer in many universities/institutes such as The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagoya University, etc. Honors The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Progress Award for 1988; The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan, Sakurada Takeshi Memorial Award for 1990; The Cellulose Society of Japan Award for 1997; Fellow of IAWS (International Academy of Wood Science), 2007-present.
Prof. Nishio has published 120 original papers, 28 review papers, 17 book chapters; 12 patents (as inventor); ~30 research reports/commentaries and given more than 50 presentations at international conferences (including ~20 invited ones).
Dr. Yoshikuni Teramoto is an Associate Professor of Gifu University (Department of Applied Life Science, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences) in Japan.
In 2005, he joined Biomass Technology Research Center of National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (AIST) Chugoku (Hiroshima, Japan) as a Research Scientist and mainly worked on the conversion of woody lignocellulosic biomass into liquid fuel. In 2008, he moved to Kyoto University (Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science) as an Assistant Professor and spent five years. His work has included material functionalization of cellulosic polysaccharides via molecular multicomposition and supermolecular structure control. Since 2013, he has been an Associate Professor in Department of Applied Life Science within Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences at Gifu University.
Dr. Teramoto received the Young Scientist Award of the Cellulose Society of Japan in 2012 and is currently involved in material functionalization of cellulosic polysaccharides via molecular multicomposition and process development. He has published 50 original papers, 11 review papers, 9 book chapters, 3 patents and given more than 20 presentations at international conferences (including 5 invited ones).
Dr. Ryosuke Kusumi is an Assistant Professor of Kyoto University (Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science, Graduate School of Agriculture in Japan.
Since 2009, he has been an Assistant Professor in Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science within Graduate School of Agriculture at Kyoto University.He has received the following honors: Green & Sustainable Chemistry Network, Japan, 5th GSC Poster Award on GSC-AON 2009; The Magneto-Science Society of Japan, Research Award for Young Scientists 2009; The Japan Society of Applied Physics, and the Young Scientist Presentation Award 2013.
Dr. Kusumi is currently involved in Single crystal NMR analysis from a powder sample via magnetically oriented microcrystal array. Crystal orientation of chiral polymers induced by magnetic orientation of a nucleating agent.
He has published 7 original papers, 2 review papers, and given 15 presentations at international conferences.
From 2013-15, he has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Wood Science, the Japan Wood Research Society.
Dr. Kazuki Sugimura is an assistant research staff member at Kyoto University (Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science, Graduate School of Agriculture) in Japan.From 2013-2015 Dr. Sugimur was an Assistant Technical Staff member of Kyoto University (Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science, Graduate School of Agriculture) and has been an Assistant Research Staff Member since 2015.
She won the Best Poster Awards at the 18th and 20th Annual Meeting of the Cellulose Society of Japan in 2011 and 2013 and is currently engaged in designing high-functional multicomponent materials based on cellulosics using the miscible blending technique.
Dr. Sugimur has published 4 original papers; 2 review papers; 2 book chapters; and given 3 presentations at international conferences.
Dr. Yoshitaka Aranishi joined the Fibers & Textiles Research Laboratories of Toray Industries, Inc. in 1994 as a Research Scientist and mainly worked on poly (ethylene terephthalate) fiber and its textiles. Since 2006, he has worked in the same laboratories as a Research Associate. His work has included the thermo-plasticization of the cellulose, and the melt spinning process for the thermo-plasticized cellulosic composition. He moved to the Research & Development Planning Dept. of Toray Industries, Inc. in 2013, now works as a Deputy General Manager of the department.
He received the Sentan Gijyutsu Taisho Award for Excellence in 2008 and is currently engaged in planning the next generation of fiber materials.
To date, Dr. Aranishi has published 4 original papers, 6 review papers, 3 book chapters, 52 Patents, and given 3 presentations at international conferences.
Table of Contents
1. Methods for Characterization of Microscopic Structures of Cellulose-core Multicomponent Systems
1.1 Background & Introduction
1.3 Characterization Methods
2. Cellulosic Polymer Blends 1: With Vinyl Polymers
2.2 Cellulose Ester/Vinyl Copolymer Systems
2.3 Other Prominent Systems Including IPNs
3. Cellulosic Polymer Blends 2: With Aliphatic Polyesters
3.2 Cellulose Alkyl Ester Blends with Poly(e-caprolactone)
3.3 Acylated Chitin Blends with Poly(e-caprolactone)
3.4 Prospective RemarksReferences
4. Cellulosic Graft Copolymers
4.2 Graft Copolymers with Aliphatic Polyester Side-Chains
4.3 Other Prominences Attained by ATRP: Synthesis, Characterization, and Selected Properties
5. Cellulosic Fibers Produced by Melt Spinning
5.1 Introduction: Melt Spinning vs. Solution Spinning
5.2 Strategy for Melt Spinning Process
5.3 Industrial Example of Success5.4 Fiber and Textile Properties
5.5 Concluding Remark and Outlook