Special Issue "Advances in Natural Fibers and Polymers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: Composites; Natural fibers; Micromechanics; mechanical porperties; Ecodesign
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The Special Issue aims to provide a forum for the discussion about the recent advances in the use of natural fibres from wood or annual plant strands, virgin or recycled from the textile industries as reinforcement, or filler material for composite materials, based on bio-based or biodegradable matrices.
The scope of the Issue includes basic research on the chemical structure of the composites and its interface, as well as the applied research on the mechanical and micromechanical properties of the materials. The Issue also includes studies on the life cycle assessment or environmental impact of the composites.Dr. Francesc Xavier Espinach
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Annual plants
- Recycled strands
- Natural fiber composites
- Life cycle assessment
- Mechanical properties
- Biodegradable matrices
- Bio-based polymers