Sustainable polymers are largely biodegradable, biocompatible, and sourced from renewable plant and agricultural stocks. A facile way to enhance their properties, so they can indeed replace the ones made from fossil fuels, is by reinforcing them with fibers to make composites. Natural fibers are gaining more acceptance in the industry due to their renewable nature, low cost, low density, low energy consumption, high specific strength and stiffness, CO2 sequestration potential, biodegradability, and less wear imposed on machinery.
Biocomposites then become a very feasible way to help address the fuel consumption challenge ahead of us.
This book, entitled Biocomposites in Automotive Applications, is segmented into three sections and includes eleven hand-picked technical papers covering:
It is a must read for those interested in the growing importance of composites used in automotive applications and their impact on sustainable mobility.
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Utilization of Agricultural By-Products as Fillers and Reinforcements in ABS
Fabrication and Wear Characteristics Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Matrix Composites
Lightweight Materials for Automotive Applications: A Review