Research and Markets: Handbook of Natural Fibres: Processing and Applications

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Handbook of natural fibres: Processing and applications" to their offering.

Growing awareness of environmental issues has led to increasing demand for goods produced from natural products, including natural fibres. The two-volume Handbook of natural fibres is an indispensible tool in understanding the diverse properties and applications of these important materials. Volume 2: Processing and applications focuses on key processing techniques for the improvement and broader application of natural fibres.

Key Topics Covered:

Part 1 Processing techniques for natural fibres: Silk production and the future of natural silk manufacture

- Improving the flame retardancy of natural fibres

- Improving the properties of natural fibres by chemical treatments

- Ultraviolet-blocking properties of natural fibres

- Enzymatic treatment of natural fibres

- Electrokinetic properties of natural fibres.

Part 2 Applications of natural fibres and case studies: Natural fibres for automotive applications

- Natural fibre composites (NFCs) for construction and automotive industries

- Natural fibres for geotextiles

- The use of flax and hemp for textile applications

- The application of flax and hemp seeds in food, animal feed and cosmetics production

- Natural fibres for paper and packaging

- Environmental textiles from jute and coir

- Antimicrobial natural fibres

- Biomimetics and textile materials

- Enhancing consumer demand for natural textile fibres.

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Source: Woodhead Publishing Ltd

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
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Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Process and Materials

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