Cellulose-Reinforced Nanofibre Composites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081009574

Cellulose-Reinforced Nanofibre Composites

1st Edition

Production, Properties and Applications

Editors: Mohammad Jawaid Sami Boufi Abdul Khalil H.P.S.
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081009574
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 23rd June 2017
Page Count: 548
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Table of Contents



1. Nanofibrillar Cellulose in Thermoset Polymer Composite

2. Hybrid Montmorillonite/Cellulose Nanowhiskers Reinforced Polylactic Acid Nanocomposites: A Comparative Study Based on Formulation Design

3. Bionanomaterials from agricultural wastes and its applications

4. Recent advances in cellulosic nanocomposites

5. Challenges in Design of Nanocellulose and its composites for different applications

6. Nanofibrillar Cellulose from agricultural biomass residues

7. Nanofibrillated cellulose as strength additive for paper

8. Nanocellulose in Functional Packaging

9. Application of Nanocrystalline cellulose: processing and applications in biomedical

10. Nanowhiskers from oil palm biomass

11. Cellulose nanocrystals: preparation Methods and applications

12. Nanocellulose as new adsorbent for environmental remediation

13. Nanofibrillar Cellulose in Nanocomposites

14. Bacterial cellulose: Preparation and Characterization

15. Preparation of Bionanocomposites and bionanomaterials from agricultural wastes

16. Cellulose nanocrystals-based nanocomposites

17. Green nanocomposites from cellulose nanowhiskers and Jathropa oil-based polyurethane

18. Key issues in reinforcement involving nanocellulose

19. Nanocellulose as a template for the production of - advanced nanostructured material

20. Cellulose Nanomaterials as Additives for Cementitious Materials

21. Cellulose Nanocomposites: Opportunities and Challenges


Cellulose-Reinforced Nanofibre Composites: Production, Properties and Applications presents recent developments in, and applications of, nanocellulose as reinforcement in composite and nanocomposite materials.

Written by leading experts, the book covers properties and applications of nanocellulose, including the production of nanocellulose from different biomass resources, the usefulness of nanocellulose as a reinforcement for polymer and paper, and major challenges for successful scale-up production in the future. The chapters draw on cutting-edge research on the use of nanosized cellulose reinforcements in polymer composites that result in advanced material characteristics and significant enhancements in physical, mechanical and thermal properties.

The book presents an up-to-date review of the major innovations in the field of nanocellulose and provides a reference material for future research in biomass based composite materials, which is timely due to the sustainable, recyclable and eco-friendly demand for highly innovative materials made from biomass.

This book is an ideal source of information for scientific and industrial researchers working in materials science.

Key Features

  • Gathers together a broad spectrum of research on nanocellulose, with emphasis on the outstanding reinforcing potential when nanocellulose is included into a polymer matrix or as an additive to paper
  • Demonstrates systematic approaches and investigations from processing, design, characterization and applications of nanocellulose
  • Presents a useful reference and technical guide for nanocomposite materials R&D sectors, university academics and postgraduate students (Masters and PhD) and industrialists working in material commercialization


Scientific and industrial researchers working in materials science (mainly polymers, nano- and fibre-technology) in a broad range of application fields


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About the Editors

Mohammad Jawaid Editor

Mohammad Jawaid is a Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor), at the Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. He also works as a Visiting Lecturer at the Aerospace Manufacturing Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, UPM, a Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and a Visiting Scholar to TEMAG Labs, Department of Textile Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Jawaid has more than 10 years of experience in teaching, research, and industries, with research interests including hybrid reinforced/filled polymer composites, advanced materials (graphene/nanoclay/fire retardant, lignocellulosic reinforced/filled polymer composites), modification and treatment of lignocellulosic fibres and solid wood, nanocomposites and nanocellulose fibres, and polymer blends. He recently received the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund as Malaysian leader with UK Partners. Dr. Jawaid has published 8 books, 21 book chapters, and over 160 international journal papers. He is also the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Malaysian Polymer Journal and Guest Editor for Current Organic Synthesis, Current Analytical Chemistry, and International Journal of Polymer Science. He is a reviewer of 49 high impact ISI journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Sami Boufi Editor

Sami Boufi is a Professor at the Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Sciences of Sfax, Tunisia, and a Researcher in the LMSE (Laboratory of Material Sciences and Environment). His research activities focus on nanocellulose and nanoparticles from biopolymers, composites and nanocomposites based on lignocellulosic filler and nanocellulose, and heterogeneous polymerization (emulsion, miniemulsion and suspension). Prof. Boufi has authored or co-authored over 130 papers in peer reviewed journals, and 3 book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Sciences of Sfax, Tunisia

Abdul Khalil H.P.S. Editor

Abdul Khalil H.P.S. is a Senior Professor in biomass and biocomposites at the School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. His specialisms include biocomposites technology, hybrid composites, nano-based composites, and fibre science (natural and man-made fibre). Prof. Abdul Khalil is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the America Chemical Society and a member of Wood Science and Technology. He has been appointed to the editorial board of more than 5 Scopus/ISI listed journals. Prof. Abdul Khalil has a total of 180 publications to his name, and has published 3 academic books and 40 book chapters. He has also reviewed over 200 journal articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia