Value-Added Biocomposites: Technology, Innovation, and Opportunity

Malinee Sriariyanun (Editor), Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa (Editor), Suchart Siengchin (Editor), Hom Dhakal

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

Value-Added Biocomposites: Technology, Innovation, and Opportunity explores advances in research, processing, manufacturing, and novel applications of biocomposites. It describes the current market situation, commercial competition, and societal and economic impacts and advantages of substituting biocomposites for conventional composites, including natural fibers and bioplastics.

FEATURES

• Discusses manufacturing and processing procedures that focus on improving physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, chemical, and biological properties and achieving required specifications of downstream industries and customers
• Analyzes the wide range of available base materials and fillers of biocomposites and bioplastics in terms of the strength and weaknesses of materials and economic potential in the market
• Displays special and unique properties of biocomposites in different market sectors
• Showcases the insight of expert scientists and engineers with first-hand experience working with biocomposites across various industries
• Covers environmental factors, life cycle assessment, and waste recovery

Combining technical, economic, and environmental topics, this work provides researchers, advanced students, and industry professionals a holistic overview of the value that biocomposites add across a variety of engineering applications and how to balance research and development with practical results.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCRC Press Inc
Number of pages458
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003137535
ISBN (Print)9780367679262
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2021

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