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Author Wool, Richard P.
Title Bio-based polymers and composites [electronic resource] / Richard P. Wool, Xiuzhi Susan Sun.
Publication Info. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, c2005.
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 620 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Overview of plant polymers: resources, demands, and sustainability / Xiuzhi Susan Sun -- Plant materials formation and growth / Xiuzhi Susan Sun -- Isolation and processing of plant materials / Xiuzhi Susan Sun -- Polymers and composite resins from plant oils / Richard P. Wool -- Composites and foams from plant oil-based resins / Richard P. Wool -- Fundamentals of fracture in bio-based polymers / Richard P. Wool -- Properties of triglyceride-based thermosets / Richard P. Wool -- Pressure-sensitive adhesives, elastomers, and coatings from plant oil / Richard P. Wool -- Thermal and mechanical properties of soy proteins / Xiuzhi Susan Sun -- Soy protein adhesives / Xiuzhi Susan Sun -- Plastics derived from starch and poly (lactic acids) / Xiuzhi Susan Sun -- Bio-based composites from soybean oil and chicken feathers / Richard P. Wool -- Hurricane-resistant houses from soybean oil and natural fibers / Richard P. Wool -- Carbon nanotube composites with soybean oil resins / Richard P. Wool -- Nanoclay biocomposites / Richard P. Wool -- Lignin polymers and composites / Richard P. Wool.
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Summary 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.
Subject Plant polymers.
Plants -- Composition.
Added Author Sun, Xiuzhi Susan.
Related To Print version: Wool, Richard P. Bio-based polymers and composites. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, c2005 0127639527 (DLC) 2005013910 (OCoLC)60514999
Standard No. 144221710 162577725 441754820 455949347 517569165 647545784 652463564
ISBN 1429409177 (electronic bk.)
9781429409179 (electronic bk.)
0080454348 (electronic bk.)
9780080454344 (electronic bk.)
0127639527 (Cloth)
661062173X (electronic bk.)
9786610621736 (electronic bk.)
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