Applications and Future Scope of "Green" Composites

Hyun Joong Kim, Hyun Ji Lee, Taek Jun Chung, Hyeok Jin Kwon, Donghwan Cho, William Tai Yin Tze

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Abstract

A line of "green" composites (also called biocomposites), defined here as composites of biomass and either biodegradable or biobased polymers, has been investigated for various applications. These application areas range from automotive parts, construction, and insulation materials to specialty textiles (nonwoven textiles) [1]. For construction applications, hurricane-resistant structural biocomposites have been developed, for instance, from lignocellulosic fibers and soy-oil-based resin. Other identified uses for these plant-oil-based fiber composites include bathtubs, archery bows, golf clubs, and boat hulls [2]-[4]. A summary of some biodegradable composite products investigated by various researchers is shown in Figure 1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolymer Composites, Biocomposites
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages465-481
Number of pages17
Volume3
ISBN (Electronic)9783527674220
ISBN (Print)9783527329809
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 21 2013

Keywords

  • Automotive Applications
  • Bio-Composite
  • Green Composite
  • Natural Fibers
  • Structural Applications

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