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Müssig, Jörg (ed.)
Industrial Applications of Natural Fibres
Structure, Properties and Technical Applications
Wiley Series in Renewable Resources
Edited by Stevens, Christian

1. Edition April 2010
205.- Euro
2010. 560 Pages, Hardcover
- Wiley & Sons Ltd -
ISBN 978-0-470-69508-1 - John Wiley & Sons




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In recent years natural fibers have become increasingly popular for use in industrial applications as reinforcement for plastics. This essential resource brings detailed information on natural fibers from agriculture to the final product. The coverage encompasses processing steps from agriculture, fiber separation, fiber processing to the manufacturing of the final product, focusing on important materials with emerging applications in polymer composites, non-woven or felted products and textiles. This is a key guide for professional industrial researchers working in production processing, and students and academics in these areas.

From the contents
Series Preface.

Preface.

Foreword.

List of Contributors.

List of Illustrators.

PART I BACKGROUND.

1 Historic Usage and Preservation of Cultural Heritage (Fenella G. France).

2 What Are Natural Fibres?

2.1 Chemistry of Plant Fibres (Danny E. Akin).

2.2 Natural Fibres - Function in Nature (Michaela Eder and Ingo Burgert).

2.3 Types of Fibre (Jörg Müssig and Tanja Slootmaker).

3 Economic Aspects.

3.1 Grades and Standards (Axel Drieling and Jörg Müssig).

3.2 Technical Applications of Natural Fibres: An Overview (Nina Graupner and Jörg Müssig).

3.3 Natural Fibres in Technical Applications: Market and Trends (Stephan Piotrowski and Michael Carus).

PART II VEGETABLE FIBRES.

4 Flax - Structure, Chemistry, Retting and Processing (Danny E. Akin).

5 Hemp - Cultivation, Extraction and Processing (Stefano Amaducci and Hans-Jörg Gusovius).

6 Jute - A Versatile Natural Fibre. Cultivation, Extraction and Processing (Md. Siddiqur Rahmani).

7 Abacá - Cultivation, Extraction and Processing (Friedhelm Göltenboth and Werner Mühlbaueri).

8 Sisal - Cultivation, Processing and Products (Rajesh D. Anandjiwala and Maya Johni).

9 Coir - Coconut Cultivation, Extraction and Processing of Coir (Chitrangani Jayasekara and Nalinie Amarasinghe).

10 Cotton Production and Processing (Muhammed Rafiq Chaudhry).

PART III ANIMAL FIBRES.

11 Mulberry Silk, Spider Dragline and Recombinant Silks (Anja Gliaovic and Fritz Vollrath).

12 Wool - Structure, Mechanical Properties and Technical Products based on Animal Fibres (Crisan Popescu and Franz-Josef Wortmann).

PART IV TESTING AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT.

13 Testing Methods for Measuring Physical and Mechanical Fibre Properties (Plant and Animal Fibres) (Jörg Müssig, Holger Fischer, Nina Graupner and Axel Drieling).

14 SEM Catalogue for Animal and Plant Fibres (Tanja Slootmaker and Jörg Müssig).

15 Combined (In Situ) Methods (Ingo Burgert and Michaela Eder).

16 DNA-Analytical Identification of Species and Genetic Modifications in Natural Fibres (Lothar Kruse).

17 Cotton/Worldwide Harmonisation (Axel Drieling and Jean-Paul Gourlot).

18 Flax - ASTM Standardisation and Harmonisation (Danny E. Akin).

PART V APPLICATIONS: CURRENT AND POTENTIAL.

19 Composites.

19.1 Historical, Contemporary and Future Applications (Tuomas Hänninen and Mark Hughes).

19.2 Design, Material Properties and Databases (Erwin Baur and Frank Otremba).

19.3 Natural Fibre Composite Processing: A Technical Overview (Tim Huber, Nina Graupner and Jörg Müssig ).

19.4 Natural Fibre-Reinforced Polymers in Automotive Interior Applications (Eugen Prömper).

19.5 Composites Based on Natural Resources (Martien van den Oever and Harriëtte Bos).

19.6 Cellulose Nanocomposites (Sanchita Bandyopadhyay-Ghosh, Subrata Bandhu Ghosh and Mohini Sain).

20 Insulation Materials Based on Natural Fibres (Franz Neubauer).

21 Natural Fibres in Geotextiles for Soil Protection and Erosion Control (Gero Leson, Michael V. Harding, and Klaus Dippon).

Index.

 





 

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