Properties of Composites

  • Merin Sara Thomas
  • Rekha Rose Koshy
  • Siji K. Mary
  • Sabu Thomas
  • Laly A. Pothan
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)


The main disadvantages of the biodegradable polymers towards a wide range of applications are their poor mechanical and thermal resistance as well as barrier properties. It can be overcome by the use of biopolymers as the fillers, which enhance the biodegradability also. This chapter outlines the improvement in various properties achieved by composites after reinforcement.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Merin Sara Thomas
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rekha Rose Koshy
    • 1
    • 3
  • Siji K. Mary
    • 1
    • 3
  • Sabu Thomas
    • 1
    • 4
  • Laly A. Pothan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryC.M.S. CollegeKottayamIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryMar Thoma CollegeThiruvallaIndia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryBishop Moore CollegeMavelikaraIndia
  4. 4.International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and NanotechnologyMahatma Gandhi UniversityKottayamIndia

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