Cellulose Fibers: Bio- and Nano-Polymer Composites

Green Chemistry and Technology

  • Susheel Kalia
  • B. S. Kaith
  • Inderjeet Kaur

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Cellulose Fibers and Nanofibers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Thomas, S. A. Paul, L. A. Pothan, B. Deepa
      Pages 3-42
    3. Jonn Foulk, Danny Akin, Roy Dodd, Chad Ulven
      Pages 61-95
    4. Malgorzata Zimniewska, Maria Wladyka-Przybylak, Jerzy Mankowski
      Pages 97-119
    5. Ramjee Subramanian, Eero Hiltunen, Patrick A. C. Gane
      Pages 121-152
  3. Cellulosic Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Koon-Yang Lee, Anne Delille, Alexander Bismarck
      Pages 155-178
    3. Kelley Spence, Youssef Habibi, Alain Dufresne
      Pages 179-213
    4. Kestur Gundappa Satyanarayana, Sergio Neves Monteiro, Felipe Perisse Duarte Lopes, Frederico Muylaert Margem, Helvio Pessanha Guimaraes Santafe Jr., Lucas L. da Costa
      Pages 215-240
    5. Sergio Neves Monteiro, Kestur Gundappa Satyanarayana, Frederico Muylaert Margem, Ailton da Silva Ferreira, Denise Cristina Oliveira Nascimento, Helvio Pessanha Guimarães Santafé Jr et al.
      Pages 241-262
    6. Slawomir Borysiak, Dominik Paukszta, Paulina Batkowska, Jerzy Mańkowski
      Pages 263-290
    7. S. M. Sapuan, A. R. Mohamed, J. P. Siregar, M. R. Ishak
      Pages 325-343
    8. Santosh D. Wanjale, Jyoti P. Jog
      Pages 377-398
    9. J. P. Borges, M. H. Godinho, J. L. Figueirinhas, M. N. de Pinho, M. N. Belgacem
      Pages 399-421
  4. Biodegradable Plastics and Composites from Renewable Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. B. S. Kaith, Hemant Mittal, Rajeev Jindal, Mithu Maiti, Susheel Kalia
      Pages 425-451

About this book


Because we are living in an era of Green Science and Technology, developments in the field of bio- and nano- polymer composite materials for advanced structural and medical applications is a rapidly emerging area and the subject of scientific attention. In light of the continuously deteriorating environmental conditions, researchers all over the world have focused an enormous amount of scientific research towards bio-based materials because of their cost effectiveness, eco-friendliness and renewability. This handbook deals with cellulose fibers and nano-fibers and covers the latest advances in bio- and nano- polymer composite materials. This rapidly expanding field is generating many exciting new materials with novel properties and promises to yield advanced applications in diverse fields.

This book reviews vital issues and topics and will be of interest to academicians, research scholars, polymer engineers and researchers in industries working in the subject area. It will also be a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students at institutes of plastic engineering and other technical institutes.


Biocomposites Cellulose fibers Green science Green technology Nanocomposites Nanofibers Polymer fibers Reinforced composites

Editors and affiliations

  • Susheel Kalia
    • 1
  • B. S. Kaith
    • 2
  • Inderjeet Kaur
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryBahra UniversityWaknaghat (Shimla Hills)India
  2. 2.Technology Jalandhar (NITJ), Department of ChemistryDr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute ofJalandharIndia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryHimachal Pradesh UniversityShimlaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17370-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17369-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17370-7
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