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Biofibres, biodegradable polymers and biocomposites: An overview
Recently the critical discussion about the preservation of natural resources and recycling has led to the renewed interest concerning biomaterials with the focus on renewable raw materials. BecauseExpand
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Surface modifications of natural fibers and performance of the resulting biocomposites: An overview
A review of biocomposites highlighting recent studies and developments in natural fibers, bio-polymers, and various surface modifications of natural fibers to improve fiber-matrix adhesion isExpand
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Sustainable Bio-Composites from Renewable Resources: Opportunities and Challenges in the Green Materials World
Sustainability, industrial ecology, eco-efficiency, and green chemistry are guiding the development of the next generation of materials, products, and processes. Biodegradable plastics and bio-basedExpand
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Are natural fiber composites environmentally superior to glass fiber reinforced composites
Natural fibers are emerging as low cost, lightweight and apparently environmentally superior alternatives to glass fibers in composites. We review select comparative life cycle assessment studies ofExpand
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Natural, Fibers, Biopolymers and Biocomposites
Natural Fibers, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites: An Introduction A.K. Mohanty, M. Misra, L.T. Drzal, S.E. Selke, B.R. Harte, and G.Hinrichsen Plant Fibers as Reinforcement for Green Composites A.Expand
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Biobased plastics and bionanocomposites: Current status and future opportunities
Abstract This paper presents a broad review on the recent advances in the research and development of biobased plastics and bionanocomposites that are used in various applications such as packaging,Expand
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Chopped glass and recycled newspaper as reinforcement fibers in injection molded poly(lactic acid) (PLA) composites: A comparative study
Abstract Natural/bio-fibers are replacing synthetic reinforcements traditionally used for the preparation of the environmentally friendly composites. Composite materials are also replacingExpand
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Effect of fiber surface-treatments on the properties of laminated biocomposites from poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and kenaf fibers
Kenaf fiber reinforced polylactic acid (PLA) laminated composites were prepared by compression molding using the film-stacking method. The objective of this study was to evaluate the mechanical andExpand
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Studies on mechanical performance of biofibre/glass reinforced polyester hybrid composites
Abstract The degree of mechanical reinforcement that could be obtained by the introduction of glass fibres in biofibre (pineapple leaf fibre/sisal fibre) reinforced polyester composites has beenExpand
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Renewable resource based biocomposites from natural fiber and polyhydroxybutyrate-co-valerate (PHBV) bioplastic
Abstract Renewable resource based green biocomposites were prepared using a bacterial polyester i.e., poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-valerate) (PHBV) and natural bamboo fiber. Fabrication of theExpand
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