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Natural Fiber-Reinforced Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Polymer Composites by Ada Pui Yan Hung, Alan Kin-tak Lau

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Particleboards from agricultural lignocellulosics and biodegradable polymers prepared with raw materials from natural resources

Electra Papadopoulou1 and Konstantinos Chrissafis2,    1CHIMAR HELLAS SA, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece,    2Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Abstract

Conventional composites from wood and synthetic polymers, like particleboards, find many applications in the construction and furniture sector. However, deforestation, global warming, the concern about adequate wood supplies in the long term, countries that have no land suitable for the development of forests, high volumes of unused agricultural wastes, accumulation of nondegradable plastics, and the unceasing interest of the consumers for ...

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