Lignocellulosic Fibre and Biomass-Based Composite Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081009598, 9780081009666

Lignocellulosic Fibre and Biomass-Based Composite Materials

1st Edition

Processing, Properties and Applications

Authors: Mohammad Jawaid Paridah Md Tahir Naheed Saba
eBook ISBN: 9780081009666
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081009598
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 6th June 2017
Page Count: 522
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to biomass and its composites

2. Agroindustrial wastes composites as components for rural buildings

3. Predicting the potential of biomass based composites for sustainable automotive industry using a decision making model

4. Biomass based Composites from different Sources: Properties, Characterization and Transforming Biomass with Ionic Liquids

5. Rice Husk and Kenaf Fibers Reinforced Polypropylene Biocomposites

6. Thermal properties of oil palm biomass based Composites

7. Biomass based nanocomposites for packaging applications

8. Alfa and Doum fibres based Composite materials for different applications

9. Nanocellulose from biomass and its composites for automotive applications

10. Fabrication and Characterization of Composites from agricultural biomass cellulosic materials

11. Mechanical Properties of Biomass-based Composites

12. Tribiological properties of biomass based composites

13. Bamboo biomass: Potential materials for Biocomposites

14. Design of composites from biomass

15. Synthesis and Utilization of Natural Fiber Reinforced Biodegradable Poly (lactic acid) Bio-Nanocomposites

16. PLA nanocomposites from Posidonia oceanica waste

17. Cork biomass biocomposites: lightweight and sustainable materials

18. Biocomposite from agricultural tunisian waste

19. Modified wood-based composites with improved properties and performance

20. Torrefied biomass filled polyamide biocomposites

21. Potential of using multiscale Posidonia oceanica waste: Current Status and Prospects in Material Sciences

22. Rice husk biocomposites


Lignocellulosic Fibre and Biomass-Based Composite Materials: Processing, Properties and Applications presents a comprehensive review on the development, characterization and applications of composite materials developed from the effective use of biomass as fillers and reinforcements to enhance material performance in industrial and manufacturing applications. Written by leading experts in the field, and covering agricultural biomass, such as rice husks, wheat straw, oil palm, date palm, kenaf, pineapple, jute, ramie, sisal, flax, hemp and doum fibers, the chapters provide cutting-edge, up-to-date research on the use of biomass in polymer composites.

The book fills a gap in the published literature and provides a reference for future research on biomass-based composite materials, which are currently in demand as the need for sustainable, recyclable and eco-friendly composites continues to increase.

Key Features

  • Gathers together a wide spectrum of research on lignocellulosic fiber and biomass fillers and reinforcements used for the fabrication and synthesis of composites
  • Presents multidisciplinary work in relation to materials engineering, polymer chemistry and physics, materials processing, organic synthesis and industrial design and applications
  • Demonstrates systematic approaches and investigations from processing, design, characterization and applications of biocomposites


Academic and industrial researchers (students, PhD scholars) working in the field of biocomposite materials


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About the Authors

Mohammad Jawaid Author

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

Paridah Md Tahir Author

Paridah Md Tahir is the Director of the Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia, a post which she has held since 2009. She was also appointed as Professor in the Faculty of Forestry, UPM, in 2012. Dr. Tahir’s research has focused on natural fibre, wood adhesives and bonding, wood/fibre composites, and surface coating, and she has had extensive involvement in the wood-based sector, particularly in the area of biocomposites. She helped the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) to produce manual for wood lamination, which is now being used as a reference document by the training unit of MTIB. Dr. Tahir has been invited to give lectures for courses in wood lamination and finishing, and has supervised more than 250 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has co-authored over 120 research papers in peer-review journals, 26 book chapters and a number of conference papers. She has led her team in receiving more than RM 10 million in research funding, and has been involved in a number of consultancy projects for both government and industry.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Naheed Saba Author

Naheed Saba completed her PhD in Biocomposites from the Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. She has published over 20 scientific and engineering articles in advanced composites, as well as one book, 8 book chapters, and conference proceedings. Dr. Saba’s research interests lie in nanocellulosic materials, fire retardant materials, natural fibre reinforced polymer composites, biocomposites, hybrid composites, and nanocomposites. She was also the recipient of the International Graduate Research Fellowship at UPM.

Affiliations and Expertise

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