Biocomposites for High-Performance Applications: Current Barriers and Future Needs Towards Industrial Development focuses on future research directions that will make biocomposites a successful player in the field of high-strength structural applications.
With contributions from eminent academic researchers and industrial experts who have first-hand experience on the advantages/disadvantages of biocomposites in their daily lives, the book examines the industrial development of biocomposite products, identifying the current barriers and their future industrial needs
Topics covered include: recent research activities from academia in the biocomposite research field, valuable thoughts and insights from biocomposite manufacturing industries, the strength and weaknesses of biocomposite products, and the practical issues that need to be addressed to reach the next level.
- Highlights the practical issues involved in biocomposites research
- Contains contributions from eminent academic researchers and industrial experts
- Discusses recent research activities from academia in the biocomposite research field, along with valuable thoughts and insights from biocomposite manufacturing industries
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1. Plant Fibre Reinforcements 2. Man-Made Cellulose Fibre Reinforcements (MMCFR) 3. Thermosetting Bioresins as Matrix for Biocomposites 4. Thermoplastic Biopolymer Matrix for Biocomposites 5. Forensic Identification of Bast Fibres 6. Fibre/Matrix Interface 7. Environmental Degradation Behaviour of Biocomposites 8. In-Situ Reactive Processing of Biocomposites via Reactive Extrusion 9. Rapid Processing Possibilities of Biocomposites: Microwave, Ultraviolet and e-beam 10. Recent Innovations in Biocomposite Products 11. Green Materials for Aerospace Industries
Dipa Ray is currently a Lecturer at University of Edinburgh, UK. Her main research interests are polymer composites with a special focus on biofibres, biopolymers and biocomposites. She has been the author of more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, over 30 conference proceedings and has written 9 chapters in books. She has been recipient of the 'Fast Track Award for Young Scientist' in India in 2006 and 'Career Award for Young Teachers (CAYT)' in India in 2008.