Polyurethane-Based Biocomposites

Mohd Radzi Ali, Mohd Sapuan Salit, Mohammad Jawaid, Muhd Ridzuan Mansur, Mohd Fairuz Abd Manap

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Biocomposites are a composite material formed by the matrix and reinforcement of natural and synthetic fibers that have been used to make a variety of items in modern day life. Biocomposites are finding applications in many fields ranging from the construction industry to the automotive industry. They are lightweight and easy to manufacture. This chapter describes polyurethane as a matrix material; natural and synthetic fibers as reinforcements have been used for a variety of applications. This chapter covers the mechanical properties and thermal properties between polyurethane as a matrix material, and natural and synthetic fibers as reinforcement. The advantages/disadvantages and classification of polyurethane are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolyurethane Polymers
Subtitle of host publicationComposites and Nanocomposites
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780128041024
ISBN (Print)9780128040652
Publication statusPublished - Aug 24 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Biocomposites
  • Natural fibers
  • Polyurethane
  • Synthetic fibers
  • Thermoplastic polyurethane
  • Thermoset polyurethane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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