Report focuses on green composites

Research and Markets has released a new report titled, "Green Composites: Polymer Composites and the Environment."

Research and Markets has released a new report titled, "Green Composites: Polymer Composites and the Environment." It examines fiber-reinforced polymer composite production and explains how environmental footprints can be diminished at every stage of the life cycle.   

The introductory chapters look at why we should consider green composites, their design and life cycle assessment. The properties of natural fiber sources such as cellulose and wood are then discussed. Chapter 6 examines recyclable synthetic fiber-thermoplastic composites as an alternative solutio; polymers derived from natural sources are covered in Chapter 7. The factors that influence the properties of these natural composites and natural fiber thermoplastic composites are detailed in Chapters 8 and 9. The final four chapters consider clean processing, applications, recycling, degradation and reprocessing.   

Green composites is described as an essential guide for agricultural crop producers, government agricultural departments, automotive companies, composite producers and material scientists all dedicated to the promotion and practice of eco-friendly materials and production methods.   

The book is edited by Caroline Baillie, Dupont Canada Chair of Engineering Education Research and Development at Queen's University, Ontario, Canada. Her research interests focus on natural sustainable composites and biomimicry and the development of engineering-based solutions for environmental and social problems. She has contributed to more than 100 publications in materials science and education and has authored four books and edited two special editions on natural fiber composites.   

Price of the report is €238 For more information, or to order, visit www.researchandmarkets.com/product/e438bb/green_composites_polymer_composites_and_the.