19. Mechanical Properties of Cellulose-Based Bionanocomposites

  1. Alain Dufresne1,
  2. Sabu Thomas2 and
  3. Laly A. Pothen3
  1. B. Deepa,
  2. Saumya S. Pillai,
  3. Laly A. Pothan and
  4. Sabu Thomas

Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118609958.ch19

Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications

Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications

How to Cite

Deepa, B., Pillai, S. S., Pothan, L. A. and Thomas, S. (2013) Mechanical Properties of Cellulose-Based Bionanocomposites, in Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications (eds A. Dufresne, S. Thomas and L. A. Pothen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118609958.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), The International School of Paper, Print Media, and Biomaterials (Pagora), Saint Martin d'Hères Cedex, France

  2. 2

    School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

  3. 3

    Department of Chemistry, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, Kerala, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUL 2013
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118218358

Online ISBN: 9781118609958



  • cellulose bionanocomposites;
  • flexural properties;
  • impact properties;
  • tensile properties;
  • thermomechanical properties


Nanocellulose‐reinforced biocomposites could soon provide advanced performance, durability, value, service life, and utility while at the same time being a fully sustainable technology. Potential applications include, but are not limited to, barrier films, antimicrobial films, transparent films, flexible displays, reinforcing fillers for polymers, biomedical implants, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, fibers and textiles, templates for electronic components, separation membranes, batteries, supercapacitors, and electroactive polymerss. This chapter reviews some recent studies devoted to the mechanical properties of cellulose nanofibers (CNFs)‐reinforced biopolymer composites. Many studies on tensile, flexural, impact, and thermomechanical properties highlighted in the chapter provide an insight into the effect of processing conditions, chemical modification, and types of matrices used for composites on the mechanical performance of cellulose bionanocomposites.