International Journal of Polymer Science

Natural Fibers, Bio- and Nanocomposites


Publishing date
01 Sep 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Mar 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Chemistry, Bahra University, Waknaghat (Shimla Hills), India

2LIPHT-ECPM, University Louis Pasteur, 67087 Strasbourg, France

3Department of Sustainable Systems, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK

4The International School of Paper, Print Media and Biomaterials, Grenoble Institute of Technology, 38402 Saint Martin d'Hères, France

5Department of Natural Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), 18 603 970 Botucatu, SP, Brazil


Natural Fibers, Bio- and Nanocomposites

Description

The field of bio- and nanopolymer composite materials for advanced structural and medical applications is a fast emergent area and subject of scientific attention. Natural fibres have received great interest as fillers for polymer composites because of the environmental issues in combination with their low cost.

Cellulose fibrenanofibre-reinforced polymer composites are a fast growing area of research because of their enhanced mechanical, thermal, and biodegradation properties. Composites with polymer matrices and cellulose nanofibres are increasingly regarded as an alternative to conventional composites. The properties of nanocomposite materials depend not only on the properties of their individual constituents but also on their morphology and interfacial characteristics. This rapidly expanding field is generating many exciting new materials with novel properties. The special issue will be interesting for researchers working in this field as it will deal with cellulose fibres, nanofibres and cover the latest advances in bio- and nanopolymer composite materials. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cellulose nanofibres and bacterial nanocellulose
  • Natural foams
  • Fibre-reinforced composites including both long and short fibres
  • Bio- and nanocomposites
  • Recycled or renewable natural composites
  • Biodegradation of composites
  • Applications of polymer composites

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 735932
  • - Editorial

Natural Fibers, Bio- and Nanocomposites

Susheel Kalia | Luc Avérous | ... | Bibin Mathew Cherian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 837875
  • - Review Article

Cellulose-Based Bio- and Nanocomposites: A Review

Susheel Kalia | Alain Dufresne | ... | Elias Nassiopoulos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 569871
  • - Research Article

Natural Fibre-Reinforced Biofoams

Anne Bergeret | Jean Charles Benezet
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 736474
  • - Research Article

Kenaf Bast Fibers—Part II: Inorganic Nanoparticle Impregnation for Polymer Composites

Jinshu Shi | Sheldon Q. Shi | ... | Ge Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 592906
  • - Research Article

Effect of Different Parameters on Mechanical and Erosion Wear Behavior of Bamboo Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites

Anu Gupta | Ajit Kumar | ... | Sandhyarani Biswas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 963549
  • - Research Article

Manufacturing and Structural Feasibility of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymeric Structural Insulated Panels for Panelized Construction

Nasim Uddin | Rahul R. Kalyankar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 803428
  • - Research Article

Effect of Sisal Fiber Surface Treatment on Properties of Sisal Fiber Reinforced Polylactide Composites

Zhaoqian Li | Xiaodong Zhou | Chonghua Pei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 964193
  • - Research Article

A Study of Nanoclay Reinforcement of Biocomposites Made by Liquid Composite Molding

Farida Bensadoun | Nadir Kchit | ... | Edu Ruiz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 841812
  • - Research Article

Mechanical and Thermal Behaviour of Ecofriendly Composites Reinforced by Kenaf and Caroà Fibers

P. Persico | D. Acierno | ... | F. Cimino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 212047
  • - Research Article

Kenaf Bast Fibers—Part I: Hermetical Alkali Digestion

Jinshu Shi | Sheldon Q. Shi | ... | El-Barbary M. Hassan
International Journal of Polymer Science
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