TY - CHAP A1 - Marion Noel A2 - Emmanuel Fredon A3 - Eric Mougel ED1 - Brahim Attaf Y1 - 2011-03-16 PY - 2011 T1 - Biopolymer as Reinforcement into Natural Matrices: a New Route to Bio-Composite Materials N2 - By adopting the principles of sustainable design and cleaner production, this important book opens a new challenge in the world of composite materials and explores the achieved advancements of specialists in their respective areas of research and innovation. Contributions coming from both spaces of academia and industry were so diversified that the 28 chapters composing the book have been grouped into the following main parts: sustainable materials and ecodesign aspects, composite materials and curing processes, modelling and testing, strength of adhesive joints, characterization and thermal behaviour, all of which provides an invaluable overview of this fascinating subject area. Results achieved from theoretical, numerical and experimental investigations can help designers, manufacturers and suppliers involved with high-tech composite materials to boost competitiveness and innovation productivity. BT - Advances in Composite Materials SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/15034 DO - 10.5772/15034 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-13 ER -