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New Book from Smithers Rapra Publishing on Biomass-based Biocomposites

Green polymer materials from biomass-based natural resources are of paramount importance in a number of applications starting from biomedical to biocomposites. New Smithers Rapra Book Biomass-based Biocomposites.

Indeed during the last few years, demand for eco-friendly green biocomposites obtained from renewable and sustainable biomass-based resources is increasing unceasingly. Plants, grasses, straws, agriculture residues, algae, water plants etc. are among one of the most promising and the most abundant bio-based resources of biopolymer on earth suitable to be used as one of the indispensable component in biocomposites. One of the important features of biomass-based materials is that these can be designated and tailored to meet different requirements depending upon the applications. Renewability, low cost, eco-friendliness, easy processing, non-abrasiveness and relevant mechanical as well as physico-chemical properties are among the most important advantages of using biomass-based materials for the development of green biocomposites.

The prime aim of this book is to give an overview on different kinds of biomass-based biocomposites for different applications, e.g., from biocomposites to biomedical. This book is unique in the sense that it deals exclusively with biomass-based biocomposites which are procured from the biopolymers found in nature. In addition, it covers novel topics related to the synthesis, properties, characterization and diverse applications of different biomass-based biocomposites including nanocomposites. Some of the main features the book provides are:

- A widespread overview about the basic understanding and potential applications of biomass-based biocomposites in different fields including the biomedical one, together in a single text, to provide researchers/ students with a thorough insight into the various systems.

- An up-to-date working reference on biomass-based biocomposites and includes state-of-the-art techniques and developments in the field. Although the commercial applications of these biocomposites are in their infancy, these materials have a huge commercial potential. In setting out the next generation of advances in green ecofriendly biomass-based biocomposites, this book opens the way for further developments in the field.

- A review of the wealth of research on new biomass-based polymers, together with their applications.

Biomass-based Biocomposites will be a standard reference book for biocomposites engineers those studying and researching in this important area, and the automotive industry. Professionals in academia and industry will appreciate this comprehensive and practical reference book due to its multidisciplinary nature.

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