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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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Biodegradable fiber-reinforced polymer composites for construction applications

C. Rivera-Gómez and C. Galán-Marín,    Universidad de Seville, Seville, Spain

Abstract

The present chapter focuses on the use of natural polymers for building applications, such as soil stabilizers to made bricks, blocks, or panels. Fired or unfired bricks (namely adobe bricks) are the most common material option extensively used for housing involving load-bearing walls. There are many other high demand applications for blocks and bricks, such as building envelope, paving elements, sewage wells, etc. among other uses.

Keywords

Biocomposites; natural polymers; alginate; soil stabilization; natural fibers; wool; earth materials

4.1 Introduction

The present chapter focuses ...

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