Special Issue "Plant Fibers"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: biopolymers; biocomposites; natural fibers; mechanical and thermal characterization; agrowaste
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In recent years, the study of plant fibers in materials engineering, to which this issue is dedicated, has become increasingly popular. This involves the outsourcing and extraction of fibers as an agricultural by-product, to obtain textiles, which can be used in the production of composites, preferably in combination with biopolymers. Other fields concern the mechanical and thermal characterization of these composites, in which a number of factors can have an effect, such as fiber treatment, geometry, and lay-up of fibers in the composites. Moreover, so far only a limited number of fibers has been experimented upon for these purposes, extracted mainly from the bast, fruit, or leaves of these plants. However, agricultural crops in a number of countries traditionally produce fibers, which can be used for engineering purposes once they have been properly optimized as far as their extraction and treatment is concerned and they have been arranged suitably. The issue also welcomes proposals for the use of fibers that so far have had no history of application in materials engineering, only in other fields, or are simply waste of another (e.g., food, textiles) productive system.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Carlo Santulli
Manuscript Submission Information
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- production of plant fiber composites
- fiber treatment
- mechanical properties of plant fiber composites
- impact properties of plant fiber composites
- use of fibers from agro-waste
- fiber extraction
- thermal characterisation of plant fibers