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Handbook of Engineering Biopolymers (eBook)

Homopolymers, Blends, and Composites
Copyright: 2007
ISBN: 9783446442504
PDF: 896 pages
$329.99 (US)


Characterization of Natural Fibers. Surface Modification of Natural Fibers. Starch for Injection Molding Purposes. Plastics Filled with Tropical Starches. Starch-Urethane Polymers. Plant-Based Reinforcements for Thermosets. Pultrusion of Flax-Polypropylene Composite Profiles. Natural and Man-Made Cellulose Fiber-Reinforced Composites. Processing of Natural and Man-Made Cellulose Fiber-Reinforced Composites. Coir and Hemp Fiber-Reinforced Composites. Fracture and Failure Behavior of Jute-Reinforced Polymer Composites. Fracture-Mechanical Properties of Sisal Fiber Composites. Mechanical Performance of Plasma-Treated Natural Fiber-Polypropylene Composites. Gelatin and Gelatin-Based Biodegradable Composites. Soy-Based Materials for Drug-Release Applications. Silk-Containing Polymeric Systems. Native and Modified Casein. Corn Gluten Meal-Based Blends and Composites. Plasticization of Wood for Forming Applications. Steam-Exploded Wood Fibers as Reinforcement of Polymer Composites. Wood Fiber Thermoplastics Composites. Chemical Modification of Wood. Wood Fiber Mats as Reinforcements for Thermosets. Unconventional Processing Methods for Poly(Hydroxybutyrate). All-Green Composites. Composite Scaffolds for Bone Engineering. Biodegradation Studies of Polymer Blends and Composites Comprising Biopolymers. Fiber/Resin Interface Modification in "Green" Composites.


This volume presents the results of numerous worldwide studies focusing on the implementation of natural polymers as engineering plastics and the use of their inherent properties. It discusses the processing and, more extensively, the applicati on of natural materials (cellulose and protein-based) as reinforcements for polymer composites. The structural, morphological, and thermal characteristics, as well as the mechanical behavior of the obtained materials are covered comprehensively. In addition, the book includes case studies and results of commercial relevance. All natural polymers used in the blending or reinforcement of synthetic polymers are discussed in an attempt to cover the isolation, pretreatment, blending, and manufacturing of the respective materials.

Author Info:

Bhattacharyya, D.
Fakirov, S.