Nanocomposites with nanofibers and fillers from renewable resources

N. Saba, M. Jawaid, M. Asim

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The development of sustainable, green, bio-based, degradable, and renewable reinforcing materials from natural sources is an active research area due to the growing ecological and environmental crises and human constraint caused by nonrenewable/nonbiodegradable material for various engineering applications. Renewable nanomaterials including nanocellulose (cellulose nanofibers, cellulose nanocrystals), nanoclay, and nanofillers from natural fibers have received intense attention in recent years due to the broad possibility in a wide range of applications. These include fuel cells, electronics, paper-making, construction, cosmetics, food packaging, environmental remediation, genetic engineering, and biomedical sciences. Currently, a variety of thermoset, thermoplastic, and elastomer properties are modified by renewable nanomaterials to meet the growing need of hi-tech, advanced, and high-performance engineered materials owing to their high aspect ratio and high surface area. This chapter is designed to be a comprehensive source in the realm of the isolation of different renewable nanomaterials from various sources, theirproperties, and their diverse applications. This chapter is also intended to cover the recent advances in polymer nanocomposites by incorporating renewable nanomaterials with particular attention to their diverse promising applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Composites for Automotive Applications
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780081021774
ISBN (Print)9780081021781
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Nanocellulose
  • Nanoclays
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanofibers
  • Nanomaterials
  • Renewable nanofillers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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