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Paper and Composites from Agro-Based Resources

By: RM Rowell

Times Mirror International Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #59396 | ISBN: 1566702356
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About this book

Agro-based resources, obtained from plant material such as wood, make up a significant portion of modern renewable resources. This book explores the great number of options available for producing paper and composites, discussing the underlying principles of sustainable resource management and sound ecosystem management.


Contents

Introduction - Sustainable Fiber Supply, F. Werber and T. Hamilton Inventory of Agro-Mass, G. White and C. Cook Changes in Fiber Properties During the Growing Season, R. Rowell, J. Han, and S. Bisen Improvement of Fiber Crops Using Genetics and Biotechnology, T. La Farge, S. Friedman, and C. Cook Fiber Properties Physical and Mechanical Properties of Agro-Based Fibers, T. Rials and M. Wolcott Chemical Composition of Agro-Based Fibers, J. Han and J. Rowell Pulp and Paper Processing of Agro-Based Resources into Pulp and Paper, R. Young Composites Opportunities for Composites from Agro-Based Resources, R. Rowell Processing into Composites, B. English, P. Chow, and D.S. Bajwa Properties of Composite Panels, J. Youngquist, A. Krzysik, P. Chow, and R. Meimban Packaging and Lightweight Structural Composites, T. Laufenberg Chemical Modification of Agro-Resources for Property Enhancement, R. Rowell Agro-Fiber/Thermoplastic Composites, A. Sanadi, D.Caulfield, and R. Jacobson Filters, Sorbents, Geotextiles , B. English Geotextiles, B. English

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