Bio-based Plant Oil Polymers and Composites

Samy A. Madbouly, Chaoqun Zhang, Michael R. Kessler

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Bio-based Plant Oil Polymers and Composites provides engineers and materials scientists a useful framework to help take advantage of the latest research conducted in this rapidly advancing field-enabling them to develop and commercialize their own products quickly and more successfully. Plant oil is one of the most attractive options as a substitute for non-renewable resources in polymers and composites, and is producing materials with very promising thermomechanical properties relative to traditional, petroleum-based polymers. In addition to critical processing and characterization information, the book assists engineers in deciding whether or not they should use a plant oil-based polymer over a petroleum-based polymer, discussing sustainability concerns, biodegradability, associated costs, and recommended applications. The book details the advancements in the development of polymeric materials and composites from plant oils, and provides a critical review of current applications in various fields, including packaging, biomedical, and automotive applications. Also includes the latest progress in developing multifunctional biobased polymers-by increasing thermal conductivity or adding antibacterial properties, for example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages217
ISBN (Electronic)9780323371285
ISBN (Print)9780323358330
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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