Browse Subject Areas

For Authors

Submit a Proposal

Join Our Mailing List

Enter your email address:

Enter your first name:

Enter your last name:

Choose subjects that interest you
Hold down the CTRL key for multiple selection

Lignocellulosic Fibers and Wood Handbook

Renewable Materials for Todays Environment
Edited by Mohamed Naceur Belgacem and Antonio Pizzi
Copyright: 2016   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9781118773529  |  Hardcover  |  
678 pages
Price: $249.00 USD
Add To Cart

One Line Description
An archival repository compiled by 26 subject matter experts of all novel techniques in wood and fiber panels and pulp and paper fibers.

The handbook constitutes an invaluable tool for all those developing research programs associated with natural fibers such as wood panels and lignocellulosic fibers technologists, engineers and chemists. The book can also be used in a university course setting, schools of wood science/engineering/technology, in schools in pulp and paper, courses that have to do with fibers and their utilisation, and with wood panels, their characteristics and their uses. It can also be used as an internal training tool in wood and pulp and paper corporations.

Lignocellulosic Fibers and Wood Handbook: Renewable Materials for Today’s Environment is a unique handbook that focuses on one topic, namely the use of lignocellulosic fibers to prepare various materials in the papermaking and panel and timber fields. It concentrates the efforts of a number of specialists in 26 chapters whose purpose is each to contribute by a comprehensive chapter to cover the state-of-the-art and the perspectives related to the numerous facets of these materials. Divided in to roughly four equal parts on Raw Materials; Composites and Panels; Paper; and Properties (including testing and evaluation techniques), it starts with chapters dealing with the isolation of these fibers. This includes subjects such as kraft pulping, high-yield pulps, recovered papers deinking by froth flotation, and recycled fibers. There follows the two sections on the applications and finishes covering subjects to include among others synthetic and natural adhesives for wood fibers, chemical modification of solid wood, physical modification of cellulose, papermaking and wet end chemistry, rheology, paper winding and unwinding, calendaring of paper and boards. The final section covers the characterization of the prepared fiber-based materials and includes topics such as fire behavior of timber and lignocellulose, dimensional stabilization of wood, paper characterization and testing, timber for construction and housing.

Back to Top
Author / Editor Details
M.N. Belgacem received his PhD in Materials Engineering and Science from the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France in 1991. He was then awarded a fellowship from the National Research Council of Canada to carry out a post-doctoral training for two years at the Polytechnic School of Montreal as a researcher in the field of surface and interface phenomena in cellulose-based composite materials. He was nominated a full professor in 2000 at the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, where he has been developing research activities on the rational use of vegetal biomass, valorisation of industrial and agricultural resources and surface treatments and adhesion phenomena of lignocellulosic fibres. Professor Belgacem currently directs an Engineering School at the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (Pagora), in which ecological materials and processes in the field of papermaking, converting and printing sciences are learned. He has published about 200 works, including 1 book and ~25 book chapters. His publications have been cited more than 3600 times. Professor Belgacem is a fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science (elected in 2007) and is a Doctor Honoris Causa of the Saint Petersburg Forestry Academy, awarded in 2006.

Antonio Pizzi Professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Lorraine, France for the last 22 years and he has previously held the ad hominem chair of Polymer Chemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds doctorates in Physical Chemistry of Organic Polymers from the University of Rome, Italy (1970), a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of the Orange Free State, South Africa, and a DSc in Wood Science from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He is the holder of a number of prestigious international science prizes in a number of different countries and has more than 600 publications in international refereed science journals of standing. He is a leading specialist in wood adhesives and wood panels.

Back to Top

Author/Editor Details
Bookmark this page