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Title: Chapter 15: Characterization and Processing of Nanocellulose Thermosetting Composites

Source: J.K. Pandey et al. (eds.), Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application – Volume C: Polymer Nanocomposites of Cellulose Nanoparticles, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015; pp. 265-295.

Author(s)Sabo, Ronald C.; Elhajjar, Rani F.; Clemons, Craig M.; Pillai, Krishna M.

Publication Year: 2015  View PDF »

Category: Book Chapter
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4706-1B

Abstract: Fiber-reinforced polymer composites have gained popularity through their advantages over conventional metallic materials. Most polymer composites are traditionally made with reinforcing fibers such as carbon or glass. However, there has been recent interest in sourcing these reinforcing fibers from renewable, natural resources. Nanocellulose-based reinforcements constitute a new class of these naturally sourced reinforcements. Some unique behavior of nanocellulose creates both opportunities and challenges. This chapter reviews the progress and some of the remaining issues related to the materials, processing, and performance of nanocellulose reinforced thermosetting composites.

Keywords: cellulose nanomaterials; cellulose nanofibrils; cellulose nanocrystals; thermoset resin; composite; reinforcement

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 881 kb(s)

Date posted: 04/01/2015

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RITS Product ID: 72551
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Clemons, Craig M.
Materials Research Engineer
Sabo, Ronald C.
Research Materials Engineer

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