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Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites: Processing, Challenges, and Opportunities

  • Ujendra Kumar KomalEmail author
  • Hitesh Sharma
  • Inderdeep Singh
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Part of the Materials Horizons: From Nature to Nanomaterials book series (MHFNN)

Abstract

The use of lignocellulosic fibers such as pineapple, banana, jute, and sisal as a reinforcement for developing the biocomposites is an emerging area of research in the field of polymer-based composites. Biocomposites have replaced the traditional fiber-reinforced polymer composites in various non-structural applications. The number of processes has been developed and commercialized for near-net-shape manufacturing of biocomposite components. However, complex composite products necessitate the secondary operations such as hole-making as an essential step for ascertaining the assembly operations. The hole-making operations lead to the damage in the biocomposite components in the form of delamination and fiber pullout. The researchers and engineers worldwide have tried to investigate the various issues, challenges, and opportunities in the primary and secondary processing of biocomposites. The current chapter highlights the fundamental issues, the challenges, and the existing opportunities which can help in formulating a road map for research and development in the field of primary and secondary processing of biocomposites.

Keywords

Biocomposites Primary processing Secondary processing Delamination 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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