Natural fibers and their composites have a long and important place in the history of human creativity and industry. Increasing consumer interest in “green” products made with sustainable materials, along with the rising cost of petroleum — the basic ingredient of synthetic fibers — have once again brought natural fibers and their composites to the fore.
The renewed interest in natural fibers is only a few decades old. Thus, the pioneering work of current researchers in this new era of natural fiber composites will help to illuminate the path for future researchers as they explore new potentialities for natural fibers.
Sabu Thomas and Laly Pothen, themselves leaders in the field, bring together cutting edge research by eminent scientists in Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites. Covering the latest research trends such as nano technology, the book will be a valuable resource for the natural fiber composite researcher.
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