Bio-based Polymers And Composites by Richard WoolBio-based Polymers And Composites by Richard Wool

Bio-based Polymers And Composites

byRichard Wool, Xiuzhi Susan SunEditorRichard Wool

Hardcover | July 19, 2005

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Bio-Based Polymers and Composites is the first book systematically describing the green engineering, chemistry and manufacture of biobased polymers and composites derived from plants.

This book gives a thorough introduction to bio-based material resources, availability, sustainability, biobased polymer formation, extraction and refining technologies, and the need for integrated research and multi-disciplinary working teams. It provides an in-depth description of adhesives, resins, plastics, and composites derived from plant oils, proteins, starches, and natural fibers in terms of structures, properties, manufacturing, and product performance. This is an excellent book for scientists, engineers, graduate students and industrial researchers in the field of bio-based materials.

* First book describing the utilization of crops to make high performance plastics, adhesives, and composites
* Interdisciplinary approach to the subject, integrating genetic engineering, plant science, food science, chemistry, physics, nano-technology, and composite manufacturing.
* Explains how to make green materials at low cost from soyoil, proteins, starch, natural fibers, recycled newspapers, chicken feathers and waste agricultural by-products.
Richard Wool is a Professor of Chemical Engineering, former Director of the Center for Composite Materials and current Director of the ACRES (Affordable Composites from Renewable Resources) Program at the University of Delaware, where he teaches graduate courses in green engineering and bio-based materials. He has a Ph.D. in Materials ...
Title:Bio-based Polymers And CompositesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:July 19, 2005Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0127639527

ISBN - 13:9780127639529

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
1. Overview of Plant Polymers: Resources, Demands, and Sustainability
2. Plant Materials Formation and Growth
3. Isolation and Processing of Plant Materials
4. Polymers and Composite Resins from Plant Oils
5. Composites and Foams from Plant Oil-Based Resins
6. Fundamentals of Fracture in Bio-Based Polymers
7. Properties of Triglyceride-Based Thermosets
8. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives, Elastomers, and Coatings from Plant Oil
9. Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Soy Proteins
10. Soy Protein Adhesives
11. Plastics Derived from Starch and Poly (Lactic Acids)
12. Bio-Based Composites from Soybean Oil and Chicken Feathers
13. Hurricane-Resistant Houses from Soybean Oil and Natural Fibers
14. Carbon Nanotube Composites with Soybean Oil Resins
15. Nanoclay Biocomposites
16. Lignin Polymers and Composites

Editorial Reviews

"The book addresses the cost-effective use of many common crop plants to make high performance engineered materials." - Newark Post

"A "Green" book that will be a tremendous resource to polymer scientists and engineers, material scientists, and agricultural practitioners." J.E.Mark, Dept of Chemistry and the Polymer Research Center, University of Cincinnati, 2005