Production of Composite Green Polymers and Their Effects on the Environment


Production of Composite Green Polymers and Their Effects on the Environment

Santanu Sarkar, Chiranjib Bhattacharjee, Supriya Sarkar

Nowadays several disadvantages regarding the application of synthetic composites encourages the use of green composite polymers instead. The main disadvantages like disposal problem, non-biodegradability are fully resolved by using natural fiber reinforced polymers. Green composites consist of both biodegradable natural reinforcement and a polymer matrix. Biocomposites are mainly used in the automotive and construction sectors. Research regarding the development of green composites is ongoing globally in the polymer science to improve efficiency and applicability of these materials. Moreover, the use of green composites started the reuse of agricultural waste. In this chapter, the sources of different types of green fibers and natural oil based polymers have been discussed. Further, several methods for the preparation and application of thermoplastic and thermosetting bio-based composite polymers are reviewed.

Composite Polymers, Natural Fibers, Agricultural Wastes, Natural Oil, Biodegradable

Published online 1/2/2018, 40 pages


Part of Smart Polymers and Composites

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