Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites

Engineering Applications

Edited by Srikanth Pilla
Series ‘Wiley-Scrivener’

2011. 620 pages. Hardcover.

ISBN: 978-0-470-62607-8

€ 169.- (+ shipping and handling, ask for details)


In today's world, bioplastics are becoming increasingly prominent owing mainly to scarcity of oil, increase in the cost of petroleum-based commodities, and growing environmental concerns with the dumping of non-biodegradable plastics in landfills. This book summarizes the field of bioplastics by illustrating how they form a unique class of research area that integrates pure and applied sciences such as chemistry, engineering and materials science, to initate solutions. Compelling science demystics this complex and often ambiguous branch of study for benefit of all those concerned with bioplastics.

About the author

Srikanth Pilla is the Editor is materials and process design scientist at SuGanit Systems. His research interests include: biobased and biodegradable plastics; natural fiber composites and artificial wood; microcellular plastics; sustainable engineering; polymer nanocomposites. Dr. Pilla obtained his Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Wisconsin and his Master of Science from the University of Toledo in 2005. He has published more than 35 journal articles, 9 chapters in book, and has edited 3 volumes.


Table of contents


Foreword by Amar Mohanty
Part 1. Introduction.
Chapter 1. Bioplastics and Biocomposites and Their Applications: A Overview. Srikanth Pilla
Part 2. Processing of Bioplastics and Biocomposites.
Chapter 2. The Handling of Various Forms of Dry Ingredients in Bioplastics Manufacturing and Processing Applications. Andy Kovats
Chapter 3. Modeling the Processing of Natural Fiber Composites Made Using Liquid Composite Molding. Krishna M. Pillai
Part 3. Engineering Applications of Bioplastics & Biocomposites.

Packaging Applications.
Chapter 4. Bioplastic Based Nanocomposites for Packaging Applications. Patricia Krawczak
Chapter 5. Biobased Materials in Food Packaging Applications. Siddaramaiah
Chapter 6. PLA Foams for Packaging Applications. Kate Parker
Chapter 7. Polyvinyl Modified Guar-gum Bioplastics for Packaging Applications. Ashutosh Tiwari
Chapter 8. Starch Based Composites for Packaging Applications. K. M. Gupta
Chapter 9. Vegetable Oil-based Rigid Foam Composites. Chad Ulven
Chapter 10. Sustainable Biocomposites Based for Construction Applications. Hazizan Akil
Chapter 11. Starch as a Biopolymer in Construction and Civil Engineering. Chandan Datta
Chapter 12. Cellulose Based Green Bioplastics for Biomedical Engineering. Ajay Mishra
Chapter 13. Chitin and Chitosan Polymer Nanofibrous Membranes and Their Biological Applications (Ahsmer Nanofibrous Membranes and Their Biological Applications. Ahsanulhaq Qurashi

Automotive Applications.
Chapter 14. Microcellular Processed PHBV Foams for Automotive Applications. Alireza Javadi & Shaoqin Gong
Chapter 15. Bioplastics and Vegetal Fibre Reinforced Bioplastics in Automotive Applications. Patricia Krawczak

General Engineering Applications.
Chapter 16. Cellulose Nanofibers Reinforced Bioplastics and Their Applications. Susheel Kalia
Chapter 17. Nanocomposites Based on Starch and Fibers of Natural Origin. Fernando Wypych
Chapter 18. Biogenic Precursors for Polyphenol, Polyester and Polyurethane Resins. Harlin Ali
Chapter 19. Long Biofibres & Engineered Pulps for High Performance Bioplastics & Biocomposites. Alan Fernyhough
 
 
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Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications