Progress from composite materials to biocomposite materials and their applications

Mu Naushad*, Sulaiman M. Alfadul, Ala'a H. Al-Muhtaseb, Gaurav Sharma, Senthil K. Ponnusamy, Zeid A. ALOthman, Rani Bushra

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Biocomposite materials are made up of two or more constituent materials which have different physical or chemical properties out of which one is biogeneric in origin. There are two main categories of constituent materials: matrix and reinforcement. The matrix material surrounds & supports the reinforcement materials by maintaining their relative positions. In biocomposite materials, metals forms the matrix. The reinforcements materials could be metal oxides, cermicsor nanoparticles and they impart their special mechanical and physical properties to enhance the matrix properties. Biocomposite materials are one of the most important classes of the engineered materials and these materials have been successfully used for various applications in the field of environmental remediation and medical science which have been described in the present chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModified Biopolymers
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Opportunities
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781536121377
ISBN (Print)9781536121162
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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