Sustainable pathway towards large scale melt processing of the new generation of renewable cellulose-polyamide composites
Review article, 2020

Modern society's growing demands for accountable high-performance and more environmentally friendly materials is leading to increased interest and fast development of sustainable polymeric composite materials. New generations of "greener"products originating from renewable resources fulfil emerging requirements of low environmental and health & safety impacts and contribute to diminishing global dependence on fossil feedstock. The preparation of sustainable polymeric composites via reliable and reproducible melt-compounding methods is still challenging but has the potential to yield applicable and market competitive products. This literature survey reviews the current state of research involving the use of cellulosic materials, as bio-sourced and sustainable reinforcement in melt-processed polyamides and focuses on the main hurdles that prevent their successful large-scale melt-compounding. Particular emphasis is dedicated to emerging bio-sourced polyamides fitting the performance of engineering materials and at the same time offering additional interesting properties for advanced applications such as piezoelectricity for transducers, sensors, actuators and energy harvesters.


Valentina Sessini

University of Alcalá

Bashar Haseeb

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Engineering Materials

Antal Boldizar

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Engineering Materials

Giada Lo Re

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Engineering Materials

RSC Advances

2046-2069 (ISSN)

Vol. 11 2 637-656

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Renewable Bioenergy Research

Other Environmental Engineering

Environmental Management

Areas of Advance




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