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Bio-Based Polymers and Composite

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Bio-Based Polymers and Composite

Richard Wool, X.Susan Sun

ISBN 0127639527
Pages 640

Bio-Based Polymers and Composites is the first book systematically describing the green engineering, chemistry and manufacture of biobased polymers and composites derived from plants.

This book gives a thorough introduction to bio-based material resources, availability, sustainability, biobased polymer formation, extraction and refining technologies, and the need for integrated research and multi-disciplinary working teams. It provides an in-depth description of adhesives, resins, plastics, and composites derived from plant oils, proteins, starches, and natural fibers in terms of structures, properties, manufacturing, and product performance. This is an excellent book for scientists, engineers, graduate students and industrial researchers in the field of bio-based materials.

Preface About the Authors 1. Overview of Plant Polymers: Resources, Demands, and Sustainability 2. Plant Materials Formation and Growth 3. Isolation and Processing of Plant Materials 4. Polymers and Composite Resins from Plant Oils 5. Composites and Foams from Plant Oil-Based Resins 6. Fundamentals of Fracture in Bio-Based Polymers 7. Properties of Triglyceride-Based Thermosets 8. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives, Elastomers, and Coatings from Plant Oil 9. Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Soy Proteins 10. Soy Protein Adhesives 11. Plastics Derived from Starch and Poly (Lactic Acids) 12. Bio-Based Composites from Soybean Oil and Chicken Feathers 13. Hurricane-Resistant Houses from Soybean Oil and Natural Fibers 14. Carbon Nanotube Composites with Soybean Oil Resins 15. Nanoclay Biocomposites 16. Lignin Polymers and Composites Index