Biocomposites

Biocomposites are composite materials comprising one or more phases derived from a biological origin. In terms of the reinforcement, this could include plant fibres such as cotton, flax, hemp and the like, or fibers from recycled wood or waste paper, or even by-products from food crops. Cellulose macro- and nanofibers have gained increasing attention due to the high strength and stiffness, biodegradability and renewability, and their production and application in development of composites. Application of cellulose nanofibers for the development of composites is a relatively new research area. These nanostructures give the mechanical strength to higher plant cells, and are biodegradable, renewable, resistant, and widely available to produce nanocomposites with low density, and improved and controlled mechanical, optical, and barrier properties. Composites market to reach US$3.95 billion by 2016 $5.1 billion US high performance composite industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021.It is set to reach 74,740t in 2016, and 102,460t in 2020. This over-capacity could lead to maintaining competitive prices. Carbon fiber matrix composites are made 72% from epoxy.

Biocomposites could be a viable ecological alternative to carbon, glass, and man-made fiber composites. Natural fibers have a hollow structure, which gives insulation against noise and heat. It is a class of materials that can be easily processed, and thus, they are suited to a wide range of applications. Green composites are classified as a biocomposite combined by natural fibers with biodegradable resins. Another class of biocomposite is called 'hybrid biocomposite', which is based on different types of fibers into a single matrix. The fibers can be synthetic or natural, and can be randomly combined to generate the hybrid composites.

  • Sandwich Nanocomposite
  • Flake Nanocomposite
  • OMMT Nanocomposite
  • Composites with Metallic Components
  • Processing Techniques
  • Green Composites
  • Hybrid Composites
  • Cellulose Nanocomposites

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September 7-9, 2017

6th World Congress on Biopolymers

Paris, France
September, 07-09, 2017

5th International Conference on Bioplastics

Paris, France
October 2-4, 2017

7th International Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy

Toronto, Canada
October 2-4, 2017

3rd International Conference on Chemical Engineering


Chicago, Illinois ,USA
October 12-13 2017

Annual Meeting on Biopolymers and Polymer Chemistry

Osaka, Japan
November 7- 8, 2017

International Meeting on Petroleum Engineering

Singapore
November 13-14, 2017

7th World Congress on Petrochemistry and
Chemical Engineering

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
December 06-07, 2017
(10 Plenary Forums - 1Event)

2nd World Biodiesel Congress & Expo

Dallas, Texas, USA
December 04-05, 2017
(10 Plenary Forums - 1Event)

8th International Conference on Biofuels, Bioenergy & Bioeconomy

Sao Paulo, Brazil
December 06-07, 2017

Global Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Meeting

Dubai, UAE
July 2-4, 2018

11th World Bioenergy Congress and Expo

Frankfurt, Germany

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