Nanocomposites as sustainable smart materials: A review

May 8, 2024


Sustainable nano-composites refer to the development of composite materials that incorporate nano-particles or nanofibres in a matrix of sustainable polymers. These materials offer many benefits, including enhanced mechanical and thermal properties, improved resistance to degradation, and reduced environmental impact. Sustainable nano-composites have emerged as a promising class of materials and have received noteworthy consideration in recent years because of having unique characteristics and latent for numerous industrial applications. Nano-composites are composite materials that comprise a polymer matrix reinforced with nano-sized particles. Properties of sustainable nano-composites are characterized by their enhanced mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties compared to traditional composite materials. Nano-composites have been studied for several decades, and their applications are varied, including biomedical implants, energy storage devices, and high-performance structural materials. Industrial applications of sustainable nano-composites are expanding rapidly due to their improved properties and environmental benefits. Sustainable nano-composites have a wide range of industrial applications, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, packaging, and biomedical industries. Sustainable nano-composites represent a promising area of research and development for creating high-performance materials that are both environmentally friendly and economically feasible. Sustainable nano-composites are also a promising solution to address the environmental concerns associated with conventional nano-composites. The use of these materials is expected to increase in the future as sustainability becomes an increasingly important consideration in material design and manufacturing. This article provides an overview on the sustainable nano-composites.


Tripathy, D.B., & Gupta, A. (2024). Nanocomposites as sustainable smart materials: A review. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites.