Bio-Based Polymers and Composites
- Richard Wool, B.Sc. Chemistry (Honors Degree) Univ. College Cork Ireland 1970 M.S. Materials Science & Eng. University of Utah 1972 Ph.D. Materials Science & Eng. University of Utah 1974, ACRES Program Director, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware
- Xiuzhi Susan Sun, B.S. Agr Engineering, Northeast Agricultural University, China, 1982 M.S. Agr Engineering, Northeast AGricultural University, China, 1986 Ph.D. Agr. & Bio. Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1993 , Distinguished Professor, Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University
Bio-Based Polymers and Composites is the first book systematically describing the green engineering, chemistry and manufacture of biobased polymers and composites derived from plants. This book gives a thorough introduction to bio-based material resources, availability, sustainability, biobased polymer formation, extraction and refining technologies, and the need for integrated research and multi-disciplinary working teams. It provides an in-depth description of adhesives, resins, plastics, and composites derived from plant oils, proteins, starches, and natural fibers in terms of structures, properties, manufacturing, and product performance. This is an excellent book for scientists, engineers, graduate students and industrial researchers in the field of bio-based materials.
Biotechnology industry; government agencies (EPA, DOE, USDA, DOD); applicable societies (ACS, APS, Adhesion, AOCS, MRS); upper graduate courses in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, and ag-food; green chemistry groups