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

1st Edition

Wirasak Smitthipong, Rungsima Chollakup, Michel Nardin

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

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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.

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