Beginning with an introduction to commercially competitive natural fiber-based composites, chapters then move on to explore the mechanical properties of a wide range of biocomposite materials, including polylactic, polyethylene, polycarbonate, oil palm, natural fiber epoxy, polyhydroxyalkanoate, polyvinyl acetate, polyurethane, starch, flax, poly (propylene carbonate)-based biocomposites, and biocomposites from biodegradable polymer blends, natural fibers, and green plastics, giving the reader a deep understanding of the potential of these materials.
- Describes recent research to improve the mechanical properties and performance of a wide range of biocomposite materials- Explores the mechanical properties of a wide range of biocomposite materials, including polylactic, polyethylene, polycarbonate, oil palm, natural fiber epoxy, polyhydroxyalkanoate, polyvinyl acetate, and polyurethane - Evaluates the potential of biocomposites as substitutes for petroleum-based plastics in industries such as packaging, electronic, automotive, aerospace and construction- Includes contributions from leading experts in this field
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1 Commercially competitive natural fiber based composites
2 Mechanical performance of polylactic based formulations
3 Mechanical performance of polyethylene (PE) based biocomposites
4 Mechanical performance of polycarbonate (PC) based biocomposites
5 Mechanical properties of oil palm biocomposites enhanced with micro to nano biofillers
6 Nylon uses in biotechnology
7 Design, processing and characterization of triaxially braided natural fiber epoxy based composites
8 Mechanical performance of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) based biocomposites
9 Mechanical performance of polyvinyl acetate (PVA) based biocomposites
10 Mechanical performance of polyurethane (PU) based biocomposites
11 Mechanical performance of starch based biocomposites
12 Polyolefin/biomass composites
13 Mechanical performance of flax based biocomposites
14 Studies on mechanical, thermal and morphological characteristics of biocomposites from biodegradable polymer blends and natural fibers
15 Mechanical performance of microcellular injection molded biocomposites from green plastics: PLA and PHBV
16 Mechanical performance of poly (propylene carbonate) based blends and composites
17 Processing, performance and applications of plant and animal protein based blends and their biocomposites
Dr Manjusri Misra researches and teaches at the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph. Her current research focuses primarily on novel bio-based composite and nanocomposite materials from agricultural and forestry resources for the sustainable bio-economy and the application of nanotechnology in materials uses. She has authored more than 250 publications, including 150 peer-reviewed journal papers, 12 book chapters, and 15 US patents.
Pandey, Jitendra Kumar
Dr Jitendra Kumar Pandey is an assistant research professor in Institute of Advanced Machinery and Design, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea. He researches the use of renewable resources for composites development, degradation and stabilization of polymers, surface functionalization of natural nano-fiber, cellulose-based nano composites and development of bio inspired composites.
Amar Mohanty is Professor and Premier's Research Chair in Biomaterials and Transportation at the School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Canada. He is an internationally renowned and recognized research leader in the field of bioplastics, biomaterials and biorefinery. An accomplished researcher, his passion for implementable innovation and understanding trends in materials science and market needs makes him a trailblazer in sustainable green technology. He was the holder of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany and received the Andrew Chase Forest Products Division Award from the Forest Products Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Professor Mohanty has published more than 400 publications, including 185 peer-reviewed journal papers, 2 edited books, 11 book chapters and 12 awarded US patents.