chapter  11
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Fire Resistance Cellulosic Fibers for Biocomposites

Cellulosic materials (natural and synthetic) in different forms (fiber, film, powder, particle, pellet, chip, etc.) at different sizes (nano, micro or macro) are often flammable and have low thermal resistance. They can be burned and also can spread the fire in the presence of oxygen. Thus, their use either in direct or nondirect form is limited in applications requiring fire resistance. Due to their flammability, the use of cellulosic materials in polymer composites is also limited in certain applications.