Characterization of Green Materials
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Co-Guest Editors: Sergio Monteiro
Publication Date: October 2018
Keywords: Advanced Materials,Advanced Processing,Characterization,Composites,Environmental Effects,Environmental Issues,Lightweight Materials
Scope: Green materials with increasing technological applications in automobile, construction, and medical sectors are made of natural organic products such as lignocellulosic fibers. In particular, renewable, biodegradable, and environmentally friendly green composites are replacing conventional glass fiber composites with both cost and properties advantages. Green materials are also associated with neutral carbon emission, which is responsible for climate change. This is motivating worldwide legislation favoring the use of green materials in substitution for energy intensive conventional synthetic materials.