Advanced Composites Series
Materials, Manufacturing and Engineering
Ed. by Davim, J. Paulo
With contrib. by Hakki Alma, Mehmet / Candan, Zeki / Gonultas, Oktay / Salan, Tufan / Tozluoglu, Ayhan / Acharya, Samir Kumar / Kalyan Das, Suman / Prasanta, Sahoo / Lenin Singaravelu, D. / Krishnaraj, Vijayan / Manoharan, S. / Raghavan, K. Vijay / Suresha, Bheemappa / Babu, Jalumedi / Jamrah, A. / Megat Johari, Megat Azmi / Bunnori, Norazura Muhamad / Aldahdooh, Majed A. A.
Series:Advanced Composites 7
- Addresses the need for more environmental friendly and versatile polymer-based materials: polymer composites filled with natural-organic fillers, i.e. fillers coming from renewable sources and biodegradable.
Aims and Scope
Discusses the latest results in academia and industry on green composites. Existing machinability problems like low processability and reduction of the ductility are addressed and discussed in relation to use of adhesion promoters, additives or chemical modification of the filler to overcome these problems. Recent industrial efforts to minimize the environmental impact, e.g. biodegradable polymer matrix, renewable sources complete the approach.