Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites: A Brief Overview

Manju Kumari Thakur*, Aswinder Kumar Rana, Vijay Kumar Thakur

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Due to their environmental friendliness and several inherent characteristics, lignocellulosic natural fibers offer a number of advantages over synthetic fibers such as glass, carbon, aramid and nylon fibers. Some of the advantages of lignocellulosic natural fibers over synthetic fibers include biodegradability; low cost; neutrality to CO 2 emission; easy processing; less leisure; easy availability; no health risks; acceptable specific properties and excellent insulating/noise absorption properties. Due to these advantageous properties, different kinds of lignocellulosic natural fibers are being explored as indispensable components for reinforcement in the preparation of green polymer composites. With these different advantageous properties in mind, this chapter provides a brief overview of different lignocellulosic natural fibers and their structure and processing, along with their applications in different fields.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLignocellulosic Polymer Composites
Subtitle of host publicationProcessing, Characterization, and Properties
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Chapter1
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
Volume9781118773574
ISBN (Electronic)9781118773949
ISBN (Print)9781118773574
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - 14 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lignocellulosic natural fibers
  • Processing and applications
  • Structure

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