Special Issue "New Processes, Methods, and Challenges in Cork Composites Manufacturing"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 178

Special Issue Editors

Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: synthesis and characterization of geopolymers and alkali-activated materials; development and characterization of low thermal conductivity materials; PCM-containing building materials for improving buildings thermal performance; waste valorization; synthesis of ecoceramics for energy production; activated carbons
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ESAN, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portual
Interests: additive manufacturing; natural materials; biobased polymers; composites; cork
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cork finds its main application as a raw material in the manufacturing of cork stoppers. Nevertheless, cork's overall properties and sustainable characteristics have triggered its application and research in composite materials. Cork is being combined with several other materials, using different processes in order to achieve high performance, improve its recycling, improve the sustainability of the material or application, etc.

Therefore, several research groups and entities are searching for alternative materials, incorporating cork in their composition, optimizing its manufacturing processes and introducing new forms of processing this material to obtain desired functions of the composite or simply consume fewer resources or energy.

In recent years, the field of cork composites has been significantly advanced: new materials/structures, new processes to fabricate composites, and advanced functionalities have been achieved. This Special Issue aims to provide an up-to-date picture of recent advances in cork composites, particularly current challenges.

Dr. Fábio Fernandes
Dr. Rui M. Novais
Dr. Sara P. Magalhães Da Silva
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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