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Advances in sustainable nanocomposites.

Saharudin, Mohd Shahneel; Ilyas, R.A.; Awang, Nuha; Hasbi, Syafawati; Shyha, Islam; Inam, Fawad


R.A. Ilyas

Nuha Awang

Islam Shyha

Fawad Inam


Advances in Sustainable Nanocomposites is a newly opened Special Issue of Sustainability, which aims to publish original and review papers on the new scientific development of sustainable nanocomposite materials that are accelerated by zero-carbon policy goals. As the world becomes increasingly aware of the environmental challenges posed by carbon emissions, the demand for sustainable nanocomposite materials has increased. Nanocomposites are emerging as promising alternatives to traditional materials, because their unique properties make them suitable for use in environmentally-friendly technological applications. Nanocomposites are materials made from a combination of a matrix material and nanoparticles that are typically smaller than 100 nm in size. The resulting materials have properties that are different from those of the individual components, allowing for the creation of materials with tailored properties. One of the key advantages of nanocomposites is their high specific strength, which is related to their strength-to-weight ratio. This property makes them ideal for use in lightweight structures, such as in aerospace and automotive applications, where weight reduction can lead to significant reductions in fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Nanocomposites also exhibit excellent dimensional stability, meaning that they are less likely to deform or warp over time. This property makes them well-suited for use in precision manufacturing applications, such as in the electronics industry and electric vehicle structural elements. Another advantage of nanocomposites is their recyclability. Unlike many traditional materials, nanocomposites can be broken down and reused, reducing waste and the need for new raw materials. This makes them an attractive option for manufacturers seeking to reduce their carbon footprint. Overall, the use of nanocomposites in environmentally-friendly technological applications has the potential to contribute significantly to the transition towards a carbon-neutral society. By taking advantage of their unique properties, nanocomposites offer a promising alternative to traditional materials that can help reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainability. As research into these materials continues, it is likely that their applications will only continue to expand.


SAHARUDIN, M.S., ILYAS, R.A., AWANG, N., HASBI, S., SHYHA, I. and INAM, F. 2023. Advances in sustainable nanocomposites. Sustainability [online], 15(6), article number 5125. Available from:

Journal Article Type Editorial
Acceptance Date Mar 13, 2023
Online Publication Date Mar 14, 2023
Publication Date Mar 31, 2023
Deposit Date Mar 18, 2023
Publicly Available Date Apr 6, 2023
Journal Sustainability
Electronic ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Issue 6
Article Number 5125
Keywords Nanocomposites; Sustainability; Manufacturing
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