Natural Fibres: Advances in Science and Technology Towards Industrial Applications

From Science to Market

  • Raul Fangueiro
  • Sohel Rana

Part of the RILEM Bookseries book series (RILEM, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Properties and Functionalities of Natural Fibres and Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Raechel Laing, Paul Swan
      Pages 19-34
    3. Marie-Joo Le Guen, Roger H. Newman, Alan Fernyhough, Stefan J. Hill, Mark P. Staiger
      Pages 35-47
    4. Alain Bourmaud, Marianne Gibaud, Anaële Lefeuvre, Claudine Morvan, Christophe Baley
      Pages 49-59
    5. Patricia Jouannot-Chesney, Jean-Paul Jernot, Joël Bréard, Moussa Gomina
      Pages 61-69
    6. P. Y. Inamura, F. H. Kraide, M. J. A. Armelin, M. A. Scapin, E. A. B. Moura, N. L. Mastro
      Pages 71-85
  3. New, Functional and Nanodimensional Natural Fibres

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Ivete Maria Cattani, Júlia Baruque-Ramos
      Pages 89-98
    3. Yuliana Cadavid, Edith M. Cadena, Juan M. Velez, Juan F. Santa
      Pages 99-111
    4. J. H. O. Nascimento, M. P. G. Coelho, A. P. Silva, K. K. O. S. Silva, A. R. L. dos Santos, C. F. Campos et al.
      Pages 113-125
    5. Amanda Sousa Monteiro, Júlia Baruque-Ramos
      Pages 127-137
    6. Vijay Baheti, Jiri Militky
      Pages 139-154
    7. Catarina Guise, Raul Fangueiro
      Pages 155-169
  4. Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymeric Composites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Guilherme Apolinario, Patrick Ienny, Stéphane Corn, Romain Léger, Anne Bergeret, Jean-Marc Haudin
      Pages 183-196
    3. Hans-Jörg Gusovius, Gesine Wallot, Stefan Schierl, Roman Rinberg, Tobias Hartmann, Lothar Kroll et al.
      Pages 197-210
    4. K. Charlet, F. Saulnier, D. Gautier, M. Pouzet, M. Dubois, A. Béakou
      Pages 211-229

About these proceedings


This book collects selected high quality articles submitted to the 2nd International Conference on Natural Fibers (ICNF2015). A wide range of topics is covered related to various aspects of natural fibres such as agriculture, extraction and processing, surface modification and functionalization, advanced structures, nano fibres, composites and nanocomposites, design and product development, applications, market potential, and environmental impact. Divided into separate sections on these various topics, the book presents the latest high quality research work addressing different approaches and techniques to improve processing, performance, functionalities and cost-effectiveness of natural fibre and natural based products, in order to promote their applications in various advanced technical sectors. 

This book is a useful source of information for materials scientists, teachers and students from various disciplines as well as for R& D staff in industries using natural fibre based materials.   


Composites Nanocomposites Natural Fibres Natural based products RILEM

Editors and affiliations

  • Raul Fangueiro
    • 1
  • Sohel Rana
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of Minho GuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.University of Minho GuimarãesPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information RILEM 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-7513-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-7515-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0844
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0852
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