Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Green Composite Materials


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1University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia

2Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, Beijing, China

3North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA

4Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China

5University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

6Donghua University, Shanghai, China


Green Composite Materials

Description

Global awareness of environmental issues has resulted in the emergence of sustainable and environmentally friendly green materials, which are renewable resources based, recyclable, and biodegradable. To develop green composite materials, natural fibres, such as hemp, flax, jute, kenaf, and sisal, have been used to replace conventional synthetic fibres. In addition, matrix materials in the form of biopolymers or bioresins have been derived from starch, vegetable oils, and protein. Green composites are the next generation of sustainable composite materials and combine natural fibres with natural resins to make light and strong composites that are recyclable or biodegradable by trigger. The use of renewable resources reduces the needs for petrochemicals and minerals, resulting in less natural resources depletion effect on the planet. Commercial products and applications have been developed for these green composites in recent years.

Despite the great advantages of green composite materials, issues still exist. For natural fibres, they are less homogeneous than glass and carbon, tend to absorb moisture, and are less compatible with conventional resin systems. Preprocessing and treatment are thus required to enhance the performance of the composite solution. The development of bioresin is lagging behind the development of natural fibres. Adhesion and interfacial bonding between natural fibres and bioresin need to be addressed. This special issue will cover the latest progress in green composites fabrication, characterisation, testing, and applications. The future trends for the green composite development will also be discussed.

We welcome manuscripts that investigate the most recent advances in this field, including the development of green composite applications in building and construction, aerospace, automotive, renewable energy, and packaging.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Wood based composites
  • Bamboo based composites
  • Other plant fibre composites
  • Bioresins and biopolymers derived from natural resources
  • Fibre treatment and resin modification for biocomposites
  • Cellulose and nanocellulose composites
  • Green composite fabrication, characterisation, evaluation, and application

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 487416
  • - Editorial

Green Composite Materials

Hao Wang | Peter Schubel | ... | Yiping Qiu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 804729
  • - Research Article

Impacts of Limestone Particle Size on the Performance of Flexible Wood Fiber Composite Floor

Hongcheng He | Jinling Nie | Jing Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 682926
  • - Research Article

Waste Cellulose from Tetra Pak Packages as Reinforcement of Cement Concrete

Gonzalo Martínez-Barrera | Carlos E. Barrera-Díaz | ... | Miguel Martínez-López
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 534241
  • - Research Article

Preparation of PAN Spinning Solution with Fine Dispersion of Cellulose Microparticles

Jee-Woo Yang | Jong Sung Won | ... | Seung Goo Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 425236
  • - Research Article

Effects of Low Volume Fraction of Polyvinyl Alcohol Fibers on the Mechanical Properties of Oil Palm Shell Lightweight Concrete

Ming Kun Yew | Hilmi Bin Mahmud | ... | Ming Chian Yew
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 691290
  • - Research Article

Impact of Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly Clay-Based Nanocoating on Flame Retardant Properties of Sisal Fiber Cellulose Microcrystals

Chun Wei | Sihua Zeng | ... | Hongxia Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 798965
  • - Research Article

Effect of Three Bioenzymes on Compaction, Consistency Limits, and Strength Characteristics of a Sedimentary Residual Soil

Tanveer Ahmed Khan | Mohd Raihan Taha
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 289725
  • - Research Article

Composites Based Green Poly(L-Lactic Acid) and Dioctyl Phthalate: Preparation and Performance

Yan-Hua Cai | Li-Sha Zhao | Yan-Hua Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 252951
  • - Research Article

Removal of Organic Dyes by Nanostructure ZnO-Bamboo Charcoal Composites with Photocatalysis Function

Xinliang Yu | Aimiao Qin | ... | Chun Wei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 702815
  • - Research Article

Role of Metals Content in Spinach in Enhancing the Conductivity and Optical Band Gap of Chitosan Films

Irwana Nainggolan | Devi Shantini | ... | Mohd Nazree Derman
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