Advances in Natural Polymers

Composites and Nanocomposites

  • Sabu Thomas
  • P. M. Visakh
  • Aji. P. Mathew

Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. F. G. Torres, O. P. Troncoso, C. Torres, C. J. Grande
    Pages 21-54
  3. Mohammad Zuber, Khalid Mahmood Zia, Mehdi Barikani
    Pages 55-119
  4. Long Yu, Xingxun Liu, Eustathios Petinakis, Katherine Dean, Stuart Bateman
    Pages 121-154
  5. Lucia H. Innocentini-Mei, Farayde Matta Fakhouri
    Pages 155-168
  6. Ashkan Madadlou, Fatemeh Azarikia
    Pages 169-191
  7. M.M. Soledad Lencina, Noemí A. Andreucetti, César G. Gómez, Marcelo A. Villar
    Pages 193-254
  8. Georgeta Cazacu, Mirela Capraru, Valentin I. Popa
    Pages 255-312
  9. Bibin Mathew Cherian, Alcides Lopes Leão, Sivoney Ferreira de Souza, Gabriel Molina de Olyveira, Ligia Maria Manzine Costa, Cláudia Valéria Seullner Brandão et al.
    Pages 337-359
  10. Azman Hassan, Harintharavimal Balakrishnan, Abozar Akbari
    Pages 361-396
  11. Bijal Panchal, Andrea Bagdadi, Ipsita Roy
    Pages 397-421
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 423-424

About this book


The book summarizes in a comprehensive manner many of the recent technical research accomplishments in the area of natural polymers. It discusses the various attempts reporting on solving this problem from the point of view of the chemistry and the structure of natural polymers, highlighting the drawbacks and advantages of each method and proposal. Based on considerations of structure - property relations, it is possible to obtain fibers with improved strength by making use of their nanostructures and/or mesophase properties of natural polymers. The book is a unique book with contributions from the experts of the biomaterial area research. it covers all topics related to natural biomaterials such as natural rubber, cellulose, chitin, starch, hemicellulose, lignin, alginates, soy protein, casein and their bionanocomposites and applications. This book is a useful reference for scientists, academicians, research scholars and biotechnologists.


Bionano-elastomers Cellulose Materials Processing Rubber Tire Manufacturing

Editors and affiliations

  • Sabu Thomas
    • 1
  • P. M. Visakh
    • 2
  • Aji. P. Mathew
    • 3
  1. 1., Nanoscience and NanotechnologyMahatma Gandhi UniversityKeralaIndia
  2. 2., Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotech.Mahatma Gandhi UniversityKottayam, KerlalaIndia
  3. 3., Dept. Applied Physics and Mech. Eng.Lulea University of TechnologyLuleaSweden

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