Biopolymers and Biocomposites from Agro-waste for Packaging Applications

Biopolymers and Biocomposites from Agro-waste for Packaging Applications
Author: Naheed Saba,Mohammad Jawaid,Mohamed Thariq
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-11-13
ISBN 10: 0128204230
ISBN 13: 9780128204238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biopolymers and Biocomposites from Agro-waste for Packaging Applications Book Review:

Biopolymers and Biocomposites from Agro-waste for Packaging Applications looks at the utilization of biocomposites and biopolymers for packaging applications. The book focuses on the development of affordable, innovative, sustainable packaging products made from biopolymers and biocomposites derived from agricultural waste/biomass and how they that result in improved shelf-life performance. In addition, it explores how these affordable packaging products can reduce food loss across the supply chain, the future direction of setting-up platforms for broader uses, and how these products can also contribute to minimizing waste-to-landfill problems. Focuses on the application and use of non-exploited cheap agricultural waste for food packaging applications Contains information on the modeling and processing of biopolymers and biocomposites to predict thermal and mechanical behavior Features a discussion of coatings on packaging products to enhance shelf life

Biocomposite and Synthetic Composites for Automotive Applications

Biocomposite and Synthetic Composites for Automotive Applications
Author: S.M. Sapuan,R.A. Ilyas
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN 10: 0128209232
ISBN 13: 9780128209233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biocomposite and Synthetic Composites for Automotive Applications Book Review:

Biocomposite and Synthetic Composites for Automotive Applications provides a detailed review of advanced macro and nanocomposite materials and structures, and discusses their use in the transport industry, specifically for automotive applications. This book covers materials selection, properties and performance, design solutions, and manufacturing techniques. A broad range of different material classes are reviewed with emphasis on advanced materials and new research pathways where composites can be derived from agricultural waste in the future, as well as the development and performance of hybrid composites. The book is an essential reference resource for those researching materials development and industrial design engineers who need a detailed understanding of materials usage in transport structures. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) analysis of composite products in automotive applications is also discussed, and the effect of different fiber orientation on crash performance. Synthetic/natural fiber composites for aircraft engine fire-designated zones are linked to automotive applications. Additional chapters include the application and use of magnesium composites compared to biocomposites in the automotive industry; autonomous inspection and repair of aircraft composite structures via vortex robot technology and its application in automotive applications; composites in a three-wheeler (tuk tuk); and thermal properties of composites in automotive applications. Covers advanced macro and nanocomposites used in automotive structures Emphasizes materials selection, properties and performance, design solutions, and manufacturing techniques Features case studies of successful applications of biocomposites in automotive structures

Synthesis and Applications of Biopolymer Composites

Synthesis and Applications of Biopolymer Composites
Author: Ana María Díez-Pascual,Patrizia Cinelli
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 3039211323
ISBN 13: 9783039211326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Synthesis and Applications of Biopolymer Composites Book Review:

This book, as a collection of 17 research articles, provides a selection of the most recent advances in the synthesis, characterization, and applications of environmentally friendly and biodegradable biopolymer composites and nanocomposites. Recently, the demand has been growing for a clean and pollution-free environment and an evident target regarding the minimization of fossil fuel usage. Therefore, much attention has been focused on research to replace petroleum-based commodity plastics by biodegradable materials arising from biological and renewable resources. Biopolymers—polymers produced from natural sources either chemically from a biological material or biosynthesized by living organisms—are suitable alternatives for addressing these issues due to their outstanding properties, including good barrier performance, biodegradation ability, and low weight. However, they generally possess poor mechanical properties, a short fatigue life, low chemical resistance, poor long-term durability, and limited processing capability. In order to overcome these deficiencies, biopolymers can be reinforced with fillers or nanofillers (with at least one of their dimensions in the nanometer range). Bionanocomposites are advantageous for a wide range of applications, such as in medicine, pharmaceutics, cosmetics, food packaging, agriculture, forestry, electronics, transport, construction, and many more.

Biofiller-Reinforced Biodegradable Polymer Composites

Biofiller-Reinforced Biodegradable Polymer Composites
Author: R. Jumaidin,S. M. Sapuan,H. Ismail
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2020-10-28
ISBN 10: 1000197964
ISBN 13: 9781000197969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofiller-Reinforced Biodegradable Polymer Composites Book Review:

Presenting a comprehensive overview of the field, Biofiller-Reinforced Biodegradable Polymer Composites examines biodegradable composites derived from biofiller and biodegradable polymers while providing critical information for efficient use of biocomposites developed from natural resources. Discusses advanced techniques for the use of both biofiller and biodegradable polymers as the matrix for composites. Highlights application of both natural fiber and natural matrix for composites in the development of environmentally friendly and sustainable materials. Introduces the basics of biocomposites, the processing and characteristics of new composite materials, and new combinations of composites such as soy protein and nanocellulose. Elaborates on the introduction of new materials to develop biodegradable polymers. This book has been written for researchers, advanced students, and professional engineers and materials scientists working in the area of bio-based polymers, natural fiber composites, and biocomposites.

Biomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials, and Bioenergy

Biomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials, and Bioenergy
Author: Deepak Verma,Elena Fortunati,Siddharth Jain,Xiaolei Zhang
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2019-01-12
ISBN 10: 0081024274
ISBN 13: 9780081024270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials, and Bioenergy Book Review:

Biomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials and Bioenergy: Construction, Biomedical and Other Industrial Applications covers a broad range of material types, including natural fiber reinforced polymer composites, particulate composites, fiberboard, wood fiber composites, and plywood composite that utilize natural, renewable and biodegradable agricultural biomass. In terms of bioenergy, the authors explore not only the well-known processing methods of biofuels, but also the kinetics of biofuels production pathways, a techno-economic analysis on biomass gasification, and biomass gasification with further upgrading into diesel additives and hybrid renewable energy systems for power generation. Further chapters discuss advanced techniques for the development of biomass-based composites, biopolymer-based composites, biomass gasification, thermal kinetic design and techno-economic analysis of biomass gasification. By introducing these topics, the book highlights a totally new research theme in biopolymer-based composite materials and bioenergy. Covers a broad range of different research fields, including biopolymer and natural fiber reinforcement used in the development of composites Demonstrates key research themes in materials science and engineering, including materials processing, polymer science, biofuel processing, and thermal and kinetic studies Presents valuable information for those working in research and development departments, and for graduate students (Masters and PhDs)

Polymers for Food Applications

Polymers for Food Applications
Author: Tomy J. Gutiérrez
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 818
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN 10: 3319946250
ISBN 13: 9783319946252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymers for Food Applications Book Review:

This book presents an exhaustive review on the use of polymers for food applications. Polymer-based systems for food applications such as: films, foams, nano- and micro-encapsulated, emulsions, hydrogels, prebiotics, 3D food printing, edible polymers for the development of foods for people with special feeding regimes, sensors, among others, have been analyzed in this work.

Composites Materials for Food Packaging

Composites Materials for Food Packaging
Author: Giuseppe Cirillo,Marek A. Kozlowski,Umile Gianfranco Spizzirri
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 1119160219
ISBN 13: 9781119160212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composites Materials for Food Packaging Book Review:

The book is intended as an overview on the recent and more relevant developments in the application of composite materials for food packaging applications, emphasizing the scientific outcome arising from the physico-chemical properties of such engineered materials with the needs of food quality and safety. Consumers are increasingly conscious of the strong relationship between food quality and health, and thus the request of packaging materials allowing the quality and safety of foods to be highly preserved. As a result, scientists from both academia and industry work to increase the quality of the food storage, with this book meant as a link between scientific and industrial research, showing how the development in composite materials can impact the field. In the book, the inorganic materials employed for the preparation of composite material is extensively analyzed in terms of physico-chemical properties, environmental and reusability concerns, as well as food interaction features, highlighting the importance and the potential limitations of each approach.

Natural Fibers, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites

Natural Fibers, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites
Author: Amar K. Mohanty,Manjusri Misra,Lawrence T. Drzal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2005-04-08
ISBN 10: 9780203508206
ISBN 13: 0203508203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Fibers, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites Book Review:

Natural/Biofiber composites are emerging as a viable alternative to glass fiber composites, particularly in automotive, packaging, building, and consumer product industries, and becoming one of the fastest growing additives for thermoplastics. Natural Fibers, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites provides a clear understanding of the present state

Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials

Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials
Author: Wirasak Smitthipong,Rungsima Chollakup,Michel Nardin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-10-24
ISBN 10: 1482214490
ISBN 13: 9781482214499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials Book Review:

Since synthetic plastics derived from fossil resources are mostly non-biodegradable, many academic and industrial researchers have shifted their attention toward bio-based materials, which are more eco-friendly. Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial Application provides an overview of the state-of-art in bio-based composites. The book integrates knowledge from various disciplines including plant science, materials science, polymer chemistry, chemical engineering, and nanotechnology. It discusses the raw materials used in bio-based composites, basic design principles, properties, applications, and life cycle assessments. The book also presents a strategic and policy-oriented view of these composites and considers the costs of retrofitting existing chemical production plants for bio-based composite manufacture. It is a definitive resource on bio-composites for academics, regulatory agencies, research and development communities, and industries worldwide.

Food Packaging

Food Packaging
Author: Alexandru Grumezescu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2016-09-14
ISBN 10: 0128043733
ISBN 13: 9780128043738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Packaging Book Review:

Food Packaging: Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Industry, Volume 7, focuses on the development of novel nanobiomaterials, the enhancement of barrier performance of non-degradable and biodegradable plastics, and their fabrication and application in food packaging. The book brings together fundamental information and the most recent advances in the synthesis, design, and impact of alternative food packaging. Special attention is offered on smart materials and nanodevices that are able to detect quality parameters in packaged food, such as freshness, degradation, and contamination, etc. In addition, ecological approaches aiming to obtain bioplastics packages from waste materials are highlighted and discussed as a novel approach in modern food packaging. Nonetheless, this volume presents the advances made in biodegradable and bioactive packaging utilized for preserving flavor, nutritious ingredients, and therapeutic food compounds. Includes fabrication techniques, such as nanofiber films, nanocoating, nanocompositing, multi-layered structures, and layer-by-layer nanoassemblies based on synthetic and bio-based polymers Presents the latest information on new biodegradeable materials using fabrication of new high barrier plastics to enhance research Provides examples of risk assessment for nanomaterials for food safety and the benefits of antimicrobial food packaging

Industrial Applications of Biopolymers and their Environmental Impact

Industrial Applications of Biopolymers and their Environmental Impact
Author: Abdullah Al Mamun,Jonathan Y. Chen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN 10: 1498769667
ISBN 13: 9781498769662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Applications of Biopolymers and their Environmental Impact Book Review:

Biopolymers represent a carbon emission solution: they are green and eco-friendly with a variety of uses in biomedical engineering, the automotive industry, the packaging and paper industries, and for the development of new building materials. This book describes the various raw materials of biopolymers and their chemical and physical properties, the polymerization process, and the chemical structure and properties of biopolymers. Furthermore, this book identifies the drawbacks of biopolymers and how to overcome them through modification methods to enhance the compatibility, flexibility, physicochemical properties, thermal stability, impact response, and rigidity.

Bionanocomposites for Packaging Applications

Bionanocomposites for Packaging Applications
Author: Mohammad Jawaid,Sarat Kumar Swain
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 331967319X
ISBN 13: 9783319673196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bionanocomposites for Packaging Applications Book Review:

This book presents a unified overview of eco-friendly bionanocomposites on the basis of characterization, design, manufacture, and application. It also explores replacing conventional materials with bionanocomposites with a focus on their use in packaging applications. In addition, the book broadens readers’ insights by providing illustrations and tables summarizing the latest research on the packaging applications of different bionanocomposites. By offering a detailed account of this field of research and describing real-world applications, it enables researchers, scientists, and professionals in industry to develop a more informed understanding of the need for bionanocomposites in the development of green, biodegradable, and sustainable packaging applications.

Advances in Sustainable Polymers

Advances in Sustainable Polymers
Author: Vimal Katiyar,Raghvendra Gupta,Tabli Ghosh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 9813298049
ISBN 13: 9789813298040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Sustainable Polymers Book Review:

This book provides a systematic overview of the processing and applications of sustainable polymers. The volume covers recent advances in biomedical, food packaging, fuel cell, membrane, and other emerging applications. The book begins by addressing different sections of biomedical application including use of carbohydrate-based therapeutics, nanohybrids, nanohydrogels, bioresorbable polymers and their composites, polymer-grafted nanobiomaterials for biomedical devices and implants, nanofibres, and others. The second part of this book discusses various processing and packaging materials for food packaging applications. The last section discusses other emerging applications, including using microbial fuel cells for waste water treatment, microfluidic fuel cells for low power applications, among others. This volume will be relevant to researchers working to improve the properties of bio-based materials for their advanced application and wide commercialization.

Advances in Applications of Industrial Biomaterials

Advances in Applications of Industrial Biomaterials
Author: Eva Pellicer,Danilo Nikolic,Jordi Sort,Maria Baró,Fatima Zivic,Nenad Grujovic,Radoslav Grujic,Svetlana Pelemis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN 10: 3319627678
ISBN 13: 9783319627670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Applications of Industrial Biomaterials Book Review:

This book presents recent advances in the development of biomaterials for industrial applications, and discusses the potential for substituting environmentally hazardous substances with environmentally friendly and degradable components. Focusing on both the material development and production technologies, it reviews different materials, as well as new production technologies and application areas. It also highlights the importance of incorporating organic materials into different composites to enable consumption of otherwise waste materials. Further it addresses biopolymers for the food industry, e.g. edible films and coatings in food production and biodegradable materials; the automotive industry; bio fuels, such as biodiesel based on organic constituents; and green composites in marine applications. Environmental protection aspects related to the protection of cultural heritage, and new nanoparticles, such as nano zerovalent iron, are also reviewed. Aimed at young research ers, professionals, chemical engineers and marine engineers, the book is the result of the joint efforts of different academic and research institutions participating in the WIMB Tempus project, 543898-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-ES-TEMPUS-JPHES, “Development of Sustainable Interrelations between Education, Research and Innovation at WBC Universities in Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials where Innovation Means Business”, co-funded by the European Union Tempus Program.

Green Biopolymers and their Nanocomposites

Green Biopolymers and their Nanocomposites
Author: Dhorali Gnanasekaran
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2019-07-06
ISBN 10: 9811380635
ISBN 13: 9789811380631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Biopolymers and their Nanocomposites Book Review:

This book comprises a collection of chapters on green biopolymer nanocomposites. The book discusses the preparation, properties, and applications of different types of biodegradable polymers. An overview of recent advances in the fabrication of biopolymers nanocomposites from a variety of sources, including organic and inorganic nanomaterials, is presented. The book highlights the importance and impact of eco-friendly green nanocomposites, both environmentally and economically. The contents of this book will prove useful for students, researchers, and professionals working in the field of nanocomposites and green technology.

Green Biocomposites

Green Biocomposites
Author: Mohammad Jawaid,Mohd Sapuan Salit,Othman Y Alothman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2017-02-11
ISBN 10: 3319493825
ISBN 13: 9783319493824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Biocomposites Book Review:

This book introduces the concept, design and application of green biocomposites, with a specific focus on the current demand for green biocomposites for automotive and aerospace components. It discusses the mathematical background, innovative approaches to physical modelling, analysis and design techniques. Including numerous illustrations, tables, case studies and exercises, the text summarises current research in the field. It is a valuable reference resource for researchers, students and scientists working in the field of materials science.

Biopolymers for Food Design

Biopolymers for Food Design
Author: Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu,Alina Maria Holban
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 0128115017
ISBN 13: 9780128115015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biopolymers for Food Design Book Review:

Biopolymers for Food Design, Volume 20 in the Handbook of Bioengineering series, describes how biopolymers have made a major impact in the food industry, from food design, to food control and safety. Biopolymers can be used in the development of novel nutritional alternatives, to replace difficult to obtain food products, or for foods inaccessible or inappropriate for a particular population (i.e. allergic to specific components). In addition, some polymers can be used as functional ingredients, and can also represent efficient scaffolds for food ingredients with therapeutic values. This valuable reference is ideal for those looking for new solutions for the food industry. Presents common biopolymers and their applications in food bioengineering, from food design, to control and safety Identifies how the use of certain biopolymers can result in faster production time and reduced costs Includes cutting-edge technologies used in research for food design and other food-related applications Discusses the use of biopolymers in food packaging, shelf-life extension, and the creation of novel food products

Composites from Renewable and Sustainable Materials

Composites from Renewable and Sustainable Materials
Author: Matheus Poletto
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-11-30
ISBN 10: 9535127934
ISBN 13: 9789535127932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composites from Renewable and Sustainable Materials Book Review:

Composites from Renewable and Sustainable Materials consists of 16 chapters written by international subject matter experts investigating the characteristic and current application of materials from renewable and sustainable sources. The reader will develop a deeper understanding about the concepts related to renewable materials, biomaterials, natural fibers, biodegradable composites, starch, and recycled materials. This book will serve as the starting point for materials science researchers, engineers, and technologists from the diverse backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, and engineering who want to know and better understand the fundamental aspects and current applications of renewable and sustainable materials in several applications.

Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications

Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications
Author: Srikanth Pilla
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 1118177045
ISBN 13: 9781118177044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications Book Review:

In today’s world, bioplastics are becoming increasinglyprominent owing mainly to scarcity of oil, increase in the cost ofpetroleum-based commodities, and growing environmental concernswith the dumping of non-biodegradable plastics in landfills. Thisbook summarizes the field of bioplastics by illustrating how theyform a unique class of research area that integrates pure andapplied sciences such as chemistry, engineering and materialsscience, to initate solutions. Compelling science demystics thiscomplex and often ambiguous branch of study for benefit of allthose concerned with bioplastics.

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Polymer Composites

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Polymer Composites
Author: Alan Kin-tak Lau,Ada Pui Yan Hung
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 0081006691
ISBN 13: 9780081006696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Polymer Composites Book Review:

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Polymer Composites focuses on key areas of fundamental research and applications of biocomposites. Several key elements that affect the usage of these composites in real-life applications are discussed. There will be a comprehensive review on the different kinds of biocomposites at the beginning of the book, then the different types of natural fibers, bio-polymers, and green nanoparticle biocomposites are discussed as well as their potential for future development and use in engineering biomedical and domestic products. Recently mankind has realized that unless the environment is protected, he himself will be threatened by the over consumption of natural resources as well as a substantial reduction in the amount of fresh air produced in the world. Conservation of forests and the optimal utilization of agricultural and other renewable resources like solar, wind, and tidal energy, have become important topics worldwide. With such concern, the use of renewable resources—such as plant and animal-based, fiber-reinforced polymeric composites—are now becoming an important design criterion for designing and manufacturing components for a broad range of different industrial products. Research on biodegradable polymeric composites can contribute, to some extent, to a much greener and safer environment. For example, in the biomedical and bioengineering fields, the use of natural fiber mixed with biodegradable and bioresorbable polymers can produce joint and bone fixtures to alleviate pain in patients. Includes comprehensive information about the sources, properties, and biodegradability of natural fibers Discusses failure mechanisms and modeling of natural fibers composites Analyzes the effectiveness of using natural materials for enhancing mechanical, thermal, and biodegradable properties