Biosynthetic Fibers: Production, Processing, Properties and Their Sustainability Parameters

Sohel Rana, Subramani Pichandi, Shama Parveen, Raul Fangueiro

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This chapter discusses the properties of some existing and newly developed biosynthetic fibers such as polylactic acid (PLA), soybean protein, casein, alginate, chitin, and chitosan. Production technologies of these fibers and their impact on various sustainability parameters are also discussed. Existing applications of these biosynthetic fibers are presented. The last section of this paper presents lifecycle assessment studies to assess the environmental impacts and sustainability aspects of PLA fibers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoadmap to Sustainable Textiles and Clothing
Subtitle of host publicationEco-friendly Raw Materials, Technologies, and Processing Methods
EditorsSubramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9789812870650
ISBN (Print)9789812870643, 9789811012235
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameTextile Science and Clothing Technology
PublisherSpringer, Singapore
ISSN (Print)2197-9863
ISSN (Electronic)2197-9871


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