Cellulose Composites for Construction Applications

Catalina Gómez Hoyos, Analía Vazquez

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This chapter reflects the key tendencies of cellulose fiber composites for construction applications. These materials represent an alternative to traditional materials in the construction industry, its use will generate energy savings and emissions control, in addition to increasing recycling and reuse of building materials. Cellulosic fibers are commonly used to manufacture packaging bags for agro-industry products, ropes, threads and handicraft s. Further research development to extend the use of these fibers in the construction sector is an issue of great worldwide importance because the construction industry uses large quantities of raw materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLignocellulosic Polymer Composites
Subtitle of host publicationProcessing, Characterization, and Properties
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781118773949
ISBN (Print)9781118773574
StatePublished - 24 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cement matrix
  • Micro and nanocellulose fibers
  • Natural fiber composites
  • Natural fibers
  • Portland cement


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