Carbon Fibre from Lignin

  • Pratima¬†Bajpai

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 1-10
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    Pages 11-15
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    Pages 17-23
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    Pages 29-32
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  8. Pratima Bajpai
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 73-77

About this book


This book presents detailed information on the production and properties of carbon fibers derived from lignin precursors. Focusing on future directions in the carbon fiber industry, it also introduces a novel process for obtaining high-purity lignin, a key aspect in the manufacture of high-quality carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is currently the most preferred lightweight manufacturing material and is rapidly becoming the material of choice for manufacturers around the world. Although more than 80% of commercial carbon fiber is estimated to use PAN (polyacrylonitrile) as a precursor, carbon fiber manufactured from PAN is expensive and therefore its application is limited to high-performance structural materials. Lignin is the second most abundant biopolymer in nature after cellulose and offers a carbon-rich, renewable resource. As a byproduct of the pulp and paper industry and the production of cellulosic ethanol, lignin is also available at low cost, making it an economically attractive alternative to PAN for the production of carbon fibers, as highlighted in this book. The information presented will be of interest to all those involved in the investigation of carbon fiber materials, carbon fiber manufacturers and carbon fiber users.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Pratima¬†Bajpai
    • 1
  1. 1.Pulp and Paper, ConsultantsKanpurIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4228-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4229-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-1091
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-1105
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