Cellulose Fibers: Bio- and Nano-Polymer Composites: Green Chemistry and Technology / Edition 1

Cellulose Fibers: Bio- and Nano-Polymer Composites: Green Chemistry and Technology / Edition 1

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Cellulose Fibers: Bio- and Nano-Polymer Composites: Green Chemistry and Technology / Edition 1

Because we are living in an era of Green Science and Technology, developments in the field of bio- and nano- polymer composite materials for advanced structural and medical applications is a rapidly emerging area and the subject of scientific attention. In light of the continuously deteriorating environmental conditions, researchers all over the world have focused an enormous amount of scientific research towards bio-based materials because of their cost effectiveness, eco-friendliness and renewability. This handbook deals with cellulose fibers and nano-fibers and covers the latest advances in bio- and nano- polymer composite materials. This rapidly expanding field is generating many exciting new materials with novel properties and promises to yield advanced applications in diverse fields.

This book reviews vital issues and topics and will be of interest to academicians, research scholars, polymer engineers and researchers in industries working in the subject area. It will also be a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students at institutes of plastic engineering and other technical institutes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642173691
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 05/12/2011
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 737
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Cellulose Fibers and Nanofibers

1. Natural Fibers: Structure, Properties and Applications

S. Thomas, S.A. Paul, L.A. Pothan and Deepa B

2. Chemical Functionalization of Cellulose Derived from Non-conventional Sources

V.K. Varshney and Sanjay Naithani

3. Production of Flax Fibers for Biocomposites

Jonn Foulk, Danny Akin, Roy Dodd and Chad Ulven

4. Cellulosic Bast Fibers, Their Structure and Properties Suitable for Composite Applications

Malgorzata Zimniewska, Maria Wladyka – Przybylak and Jerzy Mankowski

5. Potential Use of Micro- and Nanofibrillated Cellulose Composites Exemplified by Paper

Ramjee Subramanian, Eero Hiltunen and Patrick A.C.


Part II Cellulosic Fiber Reinforced Polymer Compo-sites and Nanocomposites

6. Greener Surface Treatments of Natural Fiber Rein-forcements for use in the Production of Composite Mate-rials

Koon-Yang Lee, Anne Delille and Alexander Bismarck

7. Nanocellulose Based Composites

Kelley Spence, Youssef Habibi and Alain Dufresne

8. Dimensional Analysis and Surface Morphology as Selective Criteria of Lignocellulosic Fibers as Reinforcement in Polymeric Matrices

Kestur G Satyanarayana, Sergio N Monteiro, Felipe

Perisse D Lopes, Frederico M Margem, Helvio P G

Santafe Jr. and Lucas L da Costa

9. Interfacial Shear Strength in Lignocellulosic Fibers In-corporated Polymeric Composites

Sergio Neves Monteiro, Kestur G. Satyanarayana,

Frederico Muylaert Margem, Ailton da Silva Ferreira,

Denise Cristina Oliveira Nascimeto, Helvio Pessanha

Guimarães Santafé Jr and Felipe Perissé Duarte Lopes

10. The Structure, Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastic Composites with Fiber and Energetic Plants

Slawomir Borysiak, Dominik Paukszta, Paulina

Batkowska and Jerzy Mańkowski

11. Isora Fiber- A Natural Reinforcement for the Develop-ment of High Performance Engineering Materials

Lovely Mathew, M.K. Joshy and Rani Joseph

12. Pineapple Leaf Fibers (PALF) and PALF-Reinforced Po-lymer Composites

Mohd Sapuan Salit, Mohamed Abdul Rahman, Januar

Parlaungan Siregar and Mohamad Ridzwan Ishak

13. Utilization of Rice Husks and the Products of its Degra-dation as Fillers of Polymer Composites

S. D. Genieva, S. Ch. Turmanova and L. T. Vlaev

14. Polyolefin Based Natural Fiber Composites

Santosh D Wanjale and Jyoti P Jog

15. All Cellulosic-based Composites

J. P. Borges, M. H. Godinho, J. L. Figueirinhas, M. N. de

Pinho and M.N. Belgacem

Part III Biodegradable Plastics & Composites from Re-newable Resources

16. Environment Benevolent Biodegradable Polymers: Syn-thesis, Biodegradability and Applications

B.S. Kaith, Hemant Mittal, Rajeev Jindal, Mithu Maiti and Susheel Kalia

17. Biocomposites based on Biodegradable Thermoplastic Polyester and Ligno-cellulose Fibers

Luc Avérous

18. Man-made Cellulose Short Fiber Reinforced Oil and Bio-based Thermoplastics

Johannes Ganster and Hans-Peter Fink

19. Degradation of Cellulose Based Polymer Composites

J.K. Pandey, D.R. Saini and S.H. Ahn

20. Biopolymeric Nanocomposites as Environment benign Materials

Pratheep Kumar Annamalai and Raj Pal Singh

Part IV Applications of Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Po-lymer Composites

21. Cellulose Nanocomposites for High Performance Appli-cations

Bibin Mathew Cherian, Alcides Lopes Leao, Sivoney

Ferreira de Souza, Sabu Thomas, Laly A Pothan and M


22. Sisal Fiber Based Polymer Composites and their Applica-tions

Mohini Saxena, Asokan Pappu, Ruhi Haque and Anusha


23. Natural Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites and Na-nocomposites for Automotive Applications

James Njuguna, Paul Wambua, Krzysztof Pielichowski and Kambiz Kayvantash

24. Natural Fiber Based Composite Building Materials

B. Singh, M. Gupta, Hina Tarannum and Anamika


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