Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial Application

Wirasak Smitthipong, Rungsima Chollakup, Michel Nardin

October 24, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 336 Pages - 93 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482214482 - CAT# K21755

USD$139.95

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Features

  • Offers a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art and current trends in bio-based composite materials
  • Integrates materials science, polymer chemistry, plant science, chemical engineering, and nanotechnology for a multidisciplinary approach
  • Examines basic design principles, properties, and industrial applications of bio-based composite materials
  • Presents a strategic and policy-oriented view, discussing the competing needs of plants used for food versus plants used for sustainable feedstock
  • Examines the costs of retrofitting existing chemical production plants for bio-based composite manufacture
  • Provides a holistic view of materials and includes chapters on environmental friendliness and life cycle assessment

Summary

Since synthetic plastics derived from fossil resources are mostly non-biodegradable, many academic and industrial researchers have shifted their attention toward bio-based materials, which are more eco-friendly.

Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial Application provides an overview of the state-of-art in bio-based composites. The book integrates knowledge from various disciplines including plant science, materials science, polymer chemistry, chemical engineering, and nanotechnology. It discusses the raw materials used in bio-based composites, basic design principles, properties, applications, and life cycle assessments.

The book also presents a strategic and policy-oriented view of these composites and considers the costs of retrofitting existing chemical production plants for bio-based composite manufacture. It is a definitive resource on bio-composites for academics, regulatory agencies, research and development communities, and industries worldwide.