Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Composites from Renewable and Sustainable Materials

Edited by Matheus Poletto

University of Caxias Do Sul, Brazil

Composites from Renewable and Sustainable Materials consists of 16 chapters written by international subject matter experts investigating the characteristic and current application of materials from renewable and sustainable sources. The reader will develop a deeper understanding about the concepts related to renewable materials, biomaterials, natural fibers, biodegradable composites, starch, and recycled materials. This book will serve as the starting point for materials science researchers, engineers, and technologists from the diverse backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, and engineering who want to know and better understand the fundamental aspects and current applications of renewable and sustainable materials in several applications.

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Composites from Renewable and Sustainable MaterialsEdited by Matheus Poletto

Published: November 30th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/62936

ISBN: 978-953-51-2794-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2793-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4145-7

Copyright year: 2016

Books open for chapter submissions

28016 Total Chapter Downloads

33 Crossref Citations

36 Web of Science Citations

87 Dimensions Citations


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1. Polyolefine Composites Reinforced by Rice Husk and Saw Dust

By Thi Thu Loan Doan, Hanna M. Brodowsky and Edith Mäder


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2. Characterization of Rice Husk Biofibre-Reinforced Recycled Thermoplastic Blend Biocomposite

By Ruey Shan Chen and Sahrim Ahmad


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3. High-Content Lignocellulosic Fibers Reinforcing Starch-Based Biodegradable Composites: Properties and Applications

By Sherif Mehanny, Lamis Darwish, Hamdy Ibrahim, Mohamed Tarek El-Wakad and Mahmoud Farag


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4. Polysaccharides as Composite Biomaterials

By Izzati Fatimah Wahab and Saiful Izwan Abd Razak


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5. Thermoplastic Starch (TPS)‐Cellulosic Fibers Composites: Mechanical Properties and Water Vapor Barrier: A Review

By Emilio Pérez‐Pacheco, Jorge Carlos Canto‐Pinto, Víctor Manuel Moo‐Huchin, Iván Alfredo Estrada‐Mota, Raciel Javier Estrada‐León and Luis Chel‐Guerrero


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6. Composite Coatings Based on Renewable Resources Synthesized by Advanced Laser Techniques

By Anita‐Ioana Visan, Carmen‐Georgeta Ristoscu and Ion N. Mihailescu


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7. Biodegradable Polylactide‐Based Composites

By Ester Zuza, Emilio Meaurio and Jose‐Ramon Sarasua


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8. The Role of Biopolymers in Obtaining Environmentally Friendly Materials

By Rodolfo Rendón‐Villalobos, Amanda Ortíz‐Sánchez, Efraín Tovar‐ Sánchez and Emmanuel Flores‐Huicochea


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9. Waste and Recycled Materials and their Impact on the Mechanical Properties of Construction Composite Materials

By Gonzalo Martínez-Barrera, Nelly González-Rivas, Enrique Vigueras- Santiago, Ángel Martínez-López, Jorge A. Tello-González and Carmina Menchaca-Campos


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10. Renewable Biocomposite Properties and their Applications

By Thimmapuram Ranjeth Kumar Reddy, Hyun‑Joong Kim and Ji-Won Park


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11. Epoxy Composites Using Wood Pulp Components as Fillers

By Douglas M. Fox, Noy Kaufman, Jeremiah Woodcock, Chelsea S. Davis, Jeffrey W. Gilman, John R. Shields, Rick D. Davis, Szabolcs Matko and Mauro Zammarano


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12. Bio-Based Composites for Sound Absorption

By Eulalia Gliścińska, Izabella Krucińska, Marina Michalak, Michał Puchalski, Danuta Ciechańska, Janusz Kazimierczak and Arkadiusz Bloda


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13. Nano-Rheological Behaviour of Cassava Starch-Zinc Nanocomposite Film under Dynamic Loading for High Speed Transportation of Packaged Food

By Adeshina Fadeyibi, Zinash D. Osunde, Gbabo Agidi, Evans C. Egwim and Peter A. Idah


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14. Multifunctional Wound‐Dressing Composites Consisting of Polyvinyl Alcohol, Aloe Extracts and Quaternary Ammonium Chitosan Salt

By Yang Hu, Yongjun Zhu and Xin Zhou


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15. Production and Characterization of Hybrid Polymer Composites Based on Natural Fibers

By Wendy Rodriguez‐Castellanos and Denis Rodrigue


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16. Viscoelastic Performance of Biocomposites

By Miguel Ángel Hidalgo Salazar


Edited Volume and chapters are indexed in

  • Worldcat
  • OpenAIRE
  • Google Scholar
  • AZ ebsco
  • Base
  • CNKI
  • BKCI

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