Industrial Applications of Natural Fibres: Structure, Properties and Technical Applications

Industrial Applications of Natural Fibres: Structure, Properties and Technical Applications

Editor(s): Jürg Müssig

Published Online: 9 APR 2010

Print ISBN: 9780470695081

Online ISBN: 9780470660324

DOI: 10.1002/9780470660324

Series Editor(s): Christian V. Stevens

About this Book

Natural fibres are becoming increasingly popular for use in industrial applications, providing sustainable solutions to support technical innovation. These versatile, natural based materials have applications in a wide range of industries, from textiles and consumer products to the automotive and construction industries.

Industrial Applications of Natural Fibres examines the different steps of processing, from natural generation, fibre separation and fibre processing, to the manufacturing of the final product. Each step is linked to fibre properties and characterization, highlighting how different fibres influence the product properties through a discussion of their chemical and structural qualities.

Considering the value-added chain from natural generation to final product, with emphasis on quality management, this book reviews the current research and technical applications of natural fibres.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to the Chemistry and Biology of Natural Fibres
  • Economic Aspects of Natural Fibres
  • Vegetable Fibres
  • Animal Fibres
  • Testing and Quality Management
  • Applications: Current and Potential

Industrial Application of Natural Fibres will be a valuable resource for scientists in industry and academia interested in the development of natural based materials and products. It is particularly relevant for those working in chemical engineering, sustainable chemistry, agricultural sciences, biology and materials sciences.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Background

    1. Chapter 2

      What Are Natural Fibres? (pages 11–48)

      Dr. Danny E. Akin, Dr. Michaela Eder, Dr. Ingo Burgert, Prof. Dr.-Ing Jörg Müssig and Mrs. Tanja Slootmaker

    2. Chapter 3

      Economic Aspects (pages 49–86)

      Axel Drieling, Prof. Dr.-Ing Jörg Müssig, Nina Graupner, Prof. Dr.-Ing Jörg Müssig, Dr. Stephan Piotrowski and Michael Carus

  2. Part II: Vegetable Fibres

    1. Chapter 7

      Abacá – Cultivation, Extraction and Processing (pages 163–179)

      Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Göltenboth and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Mühlbauer

  3. Part III: Animal Fibres

  4. Part IV: Testing and Quality Management

  5. Part V: Applications: Current and Potential

    1. Chapter 19

      Composites (pages 381–480)

      Tuomas Hänninen, Prof. Dr. Mark Hughes, Dr.-Ing. Erwin Baur, Frank Otremba, Tim Huber, Nina Graupner, Prof. Dr.-Ing Jürg Müssig, Eugen Prömper, Martien van den Oever, Dr. Harriëtte Bos, Dr. Sanchita Bandyopadhyay-Ghosh, Dr. Subrata Bandhu Ghosh and Prof. Dr. Mohini Sain

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