Introduction to Green Composites

  • Hitesh SharmaEmail author
  • Ujendra Kumar Komal
  • Inderdeep Singh
  • Joy Prakash Misra
  • Pawan Kumar Rakesh
Part of the Materials Horizons: From Nature to Nanomaterials book series (MHFNN)


This chapter provides an insight into the comprehensive arena of green composites, looking for materials with a perspective to be useful in the near future in various structural and non-structural applications, by replacing composites made by synthetic fibers and matrices. At this point, materials originating from Mother Nature (renewable resources) are favored as compared to the products obtained from non-renewable resources of energy. From the technical statistics of bio-polymers and natural reinforcements, a databank was formed providing insight into the mechanical performance of numerous possible components for the futuristic green composite products. Following the analysis, an assessment is accomplished where facets of suitability for the aspiring essentials in terms of mechanical properties are examined. In that segment, green materials for matrix and reinforcement are placed in order to recognize them as materials which embrace both ample strength and stiffness besides providing with the reasonable cost so as to be encouraging materials for the green composite-based products.


Green composites Renewable resources Bio-polymers Environmental aging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hitesh Sharma
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ujendra Kumar Komal
    • 2
  • Inderdeep Singh
    • 2
  • Joy Prakash Misra
    • 3
  • Pawan Kumar Rakesh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of Technology UttarakhandSrinagar (Garhwal)India
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of Technology KurukshetraKurukshetraIndia

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