Wood Polymer Composites

Wood Polymer Composites
Author: K O Niska,M. Sain
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-05-29
ISBN 10: 1845694570
ISBN 13: 9781845694579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wood Polymer Composites Book Review:

Wood-polymer composites (WPC) are materials in which wood is impregnated with monomers that are then polymerised in the wood to tailor the material for special applications. The resulting properties of these materials, from lightness and enhanced mechanical properties to greater sustainability, has meant a growing number of applications in such areas as building, construction and automotive engineering. This important book reviews the manufacture of wood-polymer composites, how their properties can be assessed and improved and their range of uses. After an introductory chapter, the book reviews key aspects of manufacture, including raw materials, manufacturing technologies and interactions between wood and synthetic polymers. Building on this foundation, the following group of chapters discusses mechanical and other properties such as durability, creep behaviour and processing performance. The book concludes by looking at orientated wood-polymer composites, wood-polymer composite foams, at ways of assessing performance and at the range of current and future applications. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Wood-polymer composites is a valuable reference for all those using and studying these important materials. Provides a comprehensive survey of major new developments in wood-polymer composites Reviews the key aspects of manufacture, including raw materials and manufacturing technologies Discusses properties such as durability, creep behaviour and processing performance

Wood Polymer Composites

Wood Polymer Composites
Author: Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa,Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai,Mohit Hemanth Kumar,Suchart Siengchin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 981161606X
ISBN 13: 9789811616068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wood Polymer Composites Book Review:

This book comprehensively covers the different topics of wood polymer composite materials mainly synthesis methods for the composite materials, various characterization techniques to study the superior properties and insights on potential advanced applications. It also discusses the chemistry, fabrication process, properties, applications, recycling and life cycle assessment of wood polymer composites. This is a useful reference source for both engineers and researchers working in composite materials science as well as the students attending materials science, physics, chemistry and engineering courses.

Wood Plastic Composites

Wood Plastic Composites
Author: Anatole A. Klyosov
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2007-10-12
ISBN 10: 9780470165928
ISBN 13: 0470165928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wood Plastic Composites Book Review:

A comprehensive, practical guide to wood-plastic composites and their properties This is the first book that presents an overview of the main principles underlying the composition of wood-plastic composite (WPC) materials and their performance in the real world. Focusing on the characteristics of WPC materials rather than their manufacture, this guide bridges the gap between laboratory-based research and testing and the properties WPC materials exhibit when they're used in decks, railing systems, fences, and other common applications. Complete with practical examples and case studies, this guide: Describes compositions of WPC materials, including thermoplastics, cellulose fiber, minerals, additives, and their properties Covers mechanical properties, microbial resistance, water absorption, flammability, slip resistance, thermal expansion-contraction, sensitivity to oxidation and solar radiation, and rheological properties of hot melts of WPC Covers subjects that determine esthetics, properties, performance, and durability of wood-plastic composite products Includes comparisons of different ASTM methods and procedures that apply to specific properties This is a comprehensive, hands-on reference for scientists, engineers, and researchers working with wood-plastic composites in plastics and polymers, materials science, microbiology, rheology, plastic technology, and chemical engineering, as well as an outstanding text for graduate students in these disciplines. It's also an excellent resource for suppliers and WPC manufacturers, and an accessible guide for developers, homebuilders, and landscape architects who want to know more about wood-plastic composites and their performance in the real world.

Structure and Properties of Wood Polymer Composites WPC

Structure and Properties of Wood Polymer Composites  WPC
Author: Alexander Askadskii,Andrey Askadskii,Tatyana Matseevich
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 1527530655
ISBN 13: 9781527530652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structure and Properties of Wood Polymer Composites WPC Book Review:

At present, the use of polymer composites filled with wood (WPC) is becoming increasingly popular. In particular, flooring of terraced premises, siding, decorative fences, fence systems, steps, universal profiles, among others are made from WPC. In 1977, the first enterprise for the production of WPC appeared in Sweden. The first experience was not very successful – the demand turned out to be low, and the wear of technological equipment was very high. Therefore, developments in this field were resumed only in the 1990s and continue to this day. This book describes the basic physical and mechanical properties of modern WPC, such as tensile and compression strength, and hardness. Also, the influence of climatic factors on the performance properties of products from WPC is described, while the thermal and rheological properties of WPC materials are considered, which directly affect the consumer characteristics of the products. The book contains theoretical developments related to the prediction of the mechanical and thermal properties of polymers and composites. The Van der Waals volume and the energy of the intermolecular interaction are estimated. This book will be of interest to representatives of the WPC market, designers, and architects, as well as technology engineers, students and post-graduate students of higher educational institutions in the fields of chemistry and physics of composite polymer materials.

Wood Composites

Wood Composites
Author: Martin P Ansell
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2015-07-24
ISBN 10: 1782424776
ISBN 13: 9781782424772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wood Composites Book Review:

Recent progress in enhancing and refining the performance and properties of wood composites by chemical and thermal modification and the application of smart multi-functional coatings have made them a particular area of interest for researchers. Wood Composites comprehensively reviews the whole field of wood composites, with particular focus on their materials, applications and engineering and scientific advances, including solutions inspired biomimetrically by the structure of wood and wood composites. Part One covers the materials used for wood composites and examines wood microstructure, and wood processing and adhesives for wood composites. Part Two explores the many applications of wood composites, for example plywood, fibreboard, chipboard, glulam, cross-laminated timber, I-beams and wood-polymer composites. The final part investigates advances in wood composites and looks at the preservation and modification of wood composites, environmental impacts and legislative obligations, nano-coatings and plasma treatment, biomimetic composite materials, the integration of wood composites with other materials and carbonized and mineralized wood composites. Comprehensively reviews the entire field of wood composites in a single volume Examines recent progress in enhancing and refining the performance and properties of wood composites by chemical and thermal modification and the application of smart multi-functional coatings Explores the range of wood composites, including both new and traditional products

Recent Advances in the Processing of Wood Plastic Composites

Recent Advances in the Processing of Wood Plastic Composites
Author: Jin Kuk Kim,Kaushik Pal
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-12-16
ISBN 10: 3642148778
ISBN 13: 9783642148774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in the Processing of Wood Plastic Composites Book Review:

Wood-plastic composite (WPC) is a non-recyclable composite material lumber or timber made of recycled plastic and wood wastes which has become one of the most dynamic sectors of the plastics industry in this decade. It is used in numerous applications, such as, outdoor deck floors, railings, fences, landscaping timbers, park benches, window and door frames. This book starts with a brief glimpse at the basic structures and properties of WPCs. Aspects such as surface treatment, machinery used and testing types of WPCs are also covered. The following chapters of the book give a view of foam technology, flame retardant properties and colour retardant properties of WPCs. The way morphology affects or controls the physical and mechanical behaviours of the finished materials is discussed. Finally, the authors give an overview of the applications of wood-plastic composites in daily life. The book may serve as a source book for scientists wishing to work in this field.

Advances in Wood Composites

Advances in Wood Composites
Author: Antonios N. Papadopoulos
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2020-04-17
ISBN 10: 303928584X
ISBN 13: 9783039285846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Wood Composites Book Review:

Wood composites have shown very good performance, and substantial service lives when correctly specified for the exposure risks present. Selection of an appropriate product for the job should be accompanied by decisions about the appropriate protection, whether this is by design, by preservative treatment or by wood modification techniques. This Special Issue, Advances in Wood Composites presents recent progress in enhancing and refining the performance and properties of wood composites by chemical and thermal modification and the application of smart nanomaterials, which have made them a particular area of interest for researchers. In addition, it reviews some important aspects in the field of wood composites, with particular focus on their materials, applications, and engineering and scientific advances, including solutions inspired biomimetrically by the structure of wood and wood composites. This Special Issue, with a collection of 13 original contributions, provides selected examples of recent Advances in Wood Composites

Environmental Impacts of Traditional and Innovative Forest based Bioproducts

Environmental Impacts of Traditional and Innovative Forest based Bioproducts
Author: Andreja Kutnar,Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-03-21
ISBN 10: 9811006555
ISBN 13: 9789811006555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Impacts of Traditional and Innovative Forest based Bioproducts Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive description of traditional and innovative forest-based bioproducts, from pulp and paper, wood-based composites and wood fuels to chemicals and fiber-based composites. The descriptions of different types of forest-based bioproducts are supplemented by the environmental impacts involved in their processing, use, and end-of-life phase. Further, the possibility of reusing, recycling and upgrading bioproducts at the end of their projected life cycle is discussed. As the intensity of demand for forest biomass is currently changing, forest-based industries need to respond with innovative products, business models, marketing and management. As such, the book concludes with a chapter on the bioproducts business and these products’ role in bioeconomies.

Machining of Polymer Composites

Machining of Polymer Composites
Author: Jamal Ahmad
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2009-04-21
ISBN 10: 9780387686196
ISBN 13: 0387686193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machining of Polymer Composites Book Review:

This excellent volume will serve as an indispensable reference and source book for process design, tool and production engineers in composite manufacturing. It provides the reader with a comprehensive treatment of the theory of machining as it applies to fiber reinforced polymer composites. It covers the latest technical advances in the area of machining and tooling, and discusses the applications of fiber reinforced polymer composites in the aircraft and automotive industries.

Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites

Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites
Author: Roger M. Rowell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2005-02-18
ISBN 10: 0203492439
ISBN 13: 9780203492437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites Book Review:

The degradable nature of high-performance, wood-based materials is an attractive advantage when considering environmental factors such as sustainability, recycling, and energy/resource conservation. The Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites provides an excellent guide to the latest concepts and technologies in wood chemistry and bio-based composites. The book analyzes the chemical composition and physical properties of wood cellulose and its response to natural processes of degradation. It describes safe and effective chemical modifications to strengthen wood against biological, chemical, and mechanical degradation without using toxic, leachable, or corrosive chemicals. Expert researchers provide insightful analyses of the types of chemical modifications applied to polymer cell walls in wood, emphasizing the mechanisms of reaction involved and resulting changes in performance properties. These include modifications that increase water repellency, fire retardancy, and resistance to ultraviolet light, heat, moisture, mold, and other biological organisms. The text also explores modifications that increase mechanical strength, such as lumen fill, monomer polymer penetration, and plasticization. The Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites concludes with the latest applications, such as adhesives, geotextiles, and sorbents, and future trends in the use of wood-based composites in terms of sustainable agriculture, biodegradability and recycling, and economics. Incorporating over 30 years of teaching experience, the esteemed editor of this handbook is well-attuned to educational demands as well as industry standards and research trends.

Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites

Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites
Author: Mohammed Fahim,Navin Chand
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2008-10-14
ISBN 10: 1845695054
ISBN 13: 9781845695057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites Book Review:

Environmental concerns are driving demand for bio-degradable materials such as plant-based natural fiber reinforced polymer composites. These composites are fast replacing conventional materials in many applications, especially in automobiles, where tribology (friction, lubrication and wear) is important. This book covers the availability and processing of natural fiber polymer composites and their structural, thermal, mechanical and, in particular, tribological properties. Chapter 1 discusses sources of natural fibers, their extraction and surface modification. It also reviews the thermal, structural, mechanical, spectroscopic and morphological properties of unmodified and chemically modified natural fibers such as sisal, jute, wood, bamboo and cotton together with their potential applications. Chapter 2 gives a brief introduction to the tribology of polymer composites and the role of fiber reinforcement and fillers in modifying their tribological properties. Further chapters discuss the chemical composition, physical structure, mechanical properties and tribological behaviour of polymer composites reinforced with sisal, jute, cotton and bamboo fibers. The tribological behaviour of wood polymer composites (WPCs) is also discussed. Tribology of natural fibre polymer composites is a useful reference guide for engineers, scientific and technical personnel involved in the development of natural fiber composites. In particular it will give an insight into mechanical properties and failure mechanisms in situations where wear, lubrication and friction are a problem. Examines the availability and processing of natural fiber composites and their structural, thermal, mechanical and tribological properties Explores sources of natural fibers, their extraction and surface modification as well as properties of chemically modified natural fibers Provides an overview of the tribology of polymer composites and the role of fiber reinforcement and filters in modifying tribological composites

Lightweight Polymer Composite Structures

Lightweight Polymer Composite Structures
Author: Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa,Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai,Suchart Siengchin,Lothar Kroll
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 0429520824
ISBN 13: 9780429520822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lightweight Polymer Composite Structures Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive account of developments in the area of lightweight polymer composites. It encompasses design and manufacturing methods for the lightweight polymer structures, various techniques, and a broad spectrum of applications. The book highlights fundamental research in lightweight polymer structures and integrates various aspects from synthesis to applications of these materials. Features Serves as a one stop reference with contributions from leading researchers from industry, academy, government, and private research institutions across the globe Explores all important aspects of lightweight polymer composite structures Offers an update of concepts, advancements, challenges, and application of lightweight structures Current status, trends, future directions, and opportunities are discussed, making it friendly for both new and experienced researchers.

Introduction to Wood and Natural Fiber Composites

Introduction to Wood and Natural Fiber Composites
Author: Douglas D. Stokke,Qinglin Wu,Guangping Han
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-10-21
ISBN 10: 1118676076
ISBN 13: 9781118676073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Wood and Natural Fiber Composites Book Review:

Over the past two decades, there has been a shift in research and industrial practice, and products traditionally manufactured primarily from wood are increasingly combined with other nonwood materials of either natural or synthetic origin. Wood and other plant-based fiber is routinely combined with adhesives, polymers, and other "ingredients" to produce composite materials. Introduction to Wood and Natural Fiber Composites draws together widely scattered information concerning fundamental concepts and technical applications, essential to the manufacture of wood and natural fiber composites. The topics addressed include basic information on the chemical and physical composition of wood and other lignocellulosic materials, the behavior of these materials under thermocompression processes, fundamentals of adhesion, specific adhesive systems used to manufacture composite materials, and an overview of the industrial technologies used to manufacture major product categories. The book concludes with a chapter on the burgeoning field of natural fiber-plastic composites. Introduction to Wood and Natural Fiber Composites is a valuable resource for upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students studying forest products and wood science, as well as for practicing professionals working in operational areas of wood- and natural-fiber processing. For more information on the Wiley Series in Renewable Resources, visit www.wiley.com/go/rrs Topics covered include: Overview of lignocellulosic material, their chemical and physical composition Consolidation behavior of wood and fiber in response to heat and pressure Fundamentals of adhesion Adhesives used to bond wood and lignocellulosic composites Manufacturing technology of major product types Fiber/plastic composites

Green Polymer Composites Technology

Green Polymer Composites Technology
Author: Inamuddin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 591
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN 10: 1315354004
ISBN 13: 9781315354002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Polymer Composites Technology Book Review:

This book is a comprehensive introduction to "green" or environmentally friendly polymer composites developed using renewable polymers of natural origin such as starch, lignin, cellulose acetate, poly-lactic acid (PLA), polyhydroxylalkanoates (PHA), polyhydroxylbutyrate (PHB), etc., and the development of modern technologies for preparing green composites with various applications. The book also discusses major applications of green polymer composites in industries such as medicine, biotechnology, fine chemicals and engineering.

Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites

Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites
Author: Vijay Kumar Thakur
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2014-10-30
ISBN 10: 1118773985
ISBN 13: 9781118773987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites Book Review:

The book presents emerging economic and environmentally friendly lignocellulosic polymer composites materials that are free from side effects studied in the traditional synthetic materials. This book brings together panels of highly-accomplished leading experts in the field of lignocellulosic polymers & composites from academia, government, as well as research institutions across the globe and encompasses basic studies including preparation, characterization, properties and theory of polymers along with applications addressing new emerging topics of novel issues. Provide basic information and clear understanding of the present state and the growing utility of lignocellulosic materials from different natural resources Includes contributions from world-renowned experts on lignocellulosic polymer composites and discusses the combination of different kinds of lignocellulosic materials from natural resources Discusses the fundamental properties and applications of lignocellulosic polymers in comparison to traditional synthetic materials Explores various processing/ mechanical/ physic-chemical aspects of lignocellulosic polymer composites

Short Fibre Polymer Composites

Short Fibre Polymer Composites
Author: S K De,J R White
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1996-10-31
ISBN 10: 1845698673
ISBN 13: 9781845698676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Short Fibre Polymer Composites Book Review:

Provides a detailed insight into short fibres of different types (metallic and organic) in a polymer matrix, as well as reporting on the design considerations and applications of such composites. It relates unparalleled research into a diverse range of composites.

Biofiber Reinforcements in Composite Materials

Biofiber Reinforcements in Composite Materials
Author: Omar Faruk,Mohini Sain
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN 10: 1782421270
ISBN 13: 9781782421276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofiber Reinforcements in Composite Materials Book Review:

Natural fiber-reinforced composites have the potential to replace synthetic composites, leading to less expensive, stronger and more environmentally-friendly materials. This book provides a detailed review on how a broad range of biofibers can be used as reinforcements in composites and assesses their overall performance. The book is divided into five major parts according to the origins of the different biofibers. Part I contains chapters on bast fibers, Part II; leaf fibers, Part III; seed fibers, Part IV; grass, reed and cane fibers, and finally Part V covers wood, cellulosic and other fibers including cellulosic nanofibers. Each chapter reviews a specific type of biofiber providing detailed information on the sources of each fiber, their cultivation, how to process and prepare them, and how to integrate them into composite materials. The chapters outline current and potential applications for each fiber and discuss their main strengths and weaknesses. The book is divided into five major parts according to the origins of the different biofibers - bast, leaf, seed; grass, reed and cane fibers, and finally wood, cellulosic and other fibers including cellulosic nanofibers. This book provides a detailed review on how a broad range of biofibers can be used as reinforcements in composites and assesses their overall performance The chapters outline current and potential applications for each fiber and discuss their main strengths and weaknesses

Nanoclay Reinforced Polymer Composites

Nanoclay Reinforced Polymer Composites
Author: Mohammad Jawaid,Abou el Kacem Qaiss,Rachid Bouhfid
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2016-08-12
ISBN 10: 9811019533
ISBN 13: 9789811019531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoclay Reinforced Polymer Composites Book Review:

This book is part of a two-volume book series that exhaustively reviews the key recent research into nanoclay reinforced polymer composites. This second volume focuses on nanoclay based nanocomposites and bionanocomposites fabrication, characterization and applications. This includes classification of nanoclay, chemical modification and processing techniques of nanocomposites. The book also provides comprehensive information about nanoclay modification and functionalization; modification of nanoclay systems, geological and mineralogical research on clays suitability; bio-nanocomposites based on nanoclays; modelling of mechanical behaviour of halloysite based composites; mechanical and thermal properties of halloysite nanocomposites; the effect of Nanoclays on gas barrier properties of polymers and modified nanocomposites. This book is a valuable reference guide for academics and industrial practitioners alike.

Handbook on Coal Lignin Wood and Rosin Processing

Handbook on Coal  Lignin  Wood and Rosin Processing
Author: Dr. H. Panda
Publsiher: NIIR PROJECT CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-03-19
ISBN 10: 9381039747
ISBN 13: 9789381039748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on Coal Lignin Wood and Rosin Processing Book Review:

Coal is one of the world's most plentiful energy resources. Coal is one of the fastest growing forms of energy after renewable sources and its share in the global primary energy consumption increasing rapidly. Lignin is the most abundant natural raw material available on Earth in terms of solar energy storage. Lignin is a complex chemical compound, cross linked polymer that forms a large molecular structure. Lignin can be used as a green alternative to many petroleum-derived substances, such as fuels, resins, rubber additives, thermoplastic blends and pharmaceuticals. Rosin is a complex mixture of mainly resin acids and small amount of non-acidic components. Energy markets are evolving with technological advancements supporting rapid growth in renewable energy capacity. The coal market is set to witness great boost in near future because of the rising government initiatives. Coal is one of the main power generation sources all over the world. The factors that are favoring the market growth include rising electricity demand and rapid industrialization. Presently the global coal industry market is valued at $9.4 with CAGR of 11.21 % is poised to reach $22 billion in coming years. Asia Pacific has the larger demand and emerging as a larger supplier of Coal. The present global lignin market demand is estimated at $ 4,222.1 million and is expected to reach $6,190.5 million in future. The Major contents of the book are coal, analysis of coal and coke, cotton, lignin and hemicelluloses, degradation of wood, CCA-treated wood, wood-polymer composites, lignocellulosic-plastic composites from recycled materials, chemical modification of wood fiber, delignification of wood with pernitric acid, rosin and rosin derivatives, polymerizable half esters of rosin. It describes the manufacturing processes and photographs of plant & machinery with supplier’s contact details. It will be a standard reference book for professionals, entrepreneurs, those studying and researching in this important area and others interested in the field of these industries.

Hybrid Polymer Composite Materials

Hybrid Polymer Composite Materials
Author: Vijay Kumar Thakur,Manju Kumari Thakur,Asokan Pappu
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2017-06-03
ISBN 10: 0081007868
ISBN 13: 9780081007860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hybrid Polymer Composite Materials Book Review:

Hybrid Polymer Composite Materials: Applications provides a clear understanding of the present state of-the-art and the growing utility of hybrid polymer composite materials. It includes contributions from world renowned experts and discusses the combination of different kinds of materials procured from diverse resources. In addition, this volume from the four volume series provides deep insights on the potential of hybrid polymer composite materials for advanced applications. Provides a clear understanding of the present state-of-the-art and the growing utility of hybrid polymer composite materials Includes contributions from world renowned experts and discusses the combination of different kinds of materials procured from diverse resources Discusses their synthesis, chemistry, processing, fundamental properties, and applications Provides insights on the potential of hybrid polymer composite materials for advanced applications