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Characterization and strength modeling of laminated bio-based composites

TitleCharacterization and strength modeling of laminated bio-based composites
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsClouston PL, Arwade SR, Amini A
Book TitleBio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial Application
Chapter14
Edition1
Pagination336 pages
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN Number1482214482
ISBN9781482214482
Abstract

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 ApplicationĀ 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.