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Eco-Challenges of Bio-Based Polymer Composites
Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Polymers, ICTP-CNR, 80078 Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy
University Ss Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Rugjer Boskovic 16, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
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Received: 25 July 2009; in revised form: 3 August 2009 / Accepted: 6 August 2009 / Published: 10 August 2009
Abstract: In recent years bio-based polymer composites have been the subject of many scientific and research projects, as well as many commercial programs. Growing global environmental and social concern, the high rate of depletion of petroleum resources and new environmental regulations have forced the search for new composites and green materials, compatible with the environment. The aim of this article is to present a brief review of the most suitable and commonly used biodegradable polymer matrices and NF reinforcements in eco-composites and nanocomposites, with special focus on PLA based materials.
Keywords: biopolymer; poly(lactic acid); natural fibers; nanocomposites
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Avella, M.; Buzarovska, A.; Errico, M.E.; Gentile, G.; Grozdanov, A. Eco-Challenges of Bio-Based Polymer Composites. Materials 2009, 2, 911-925.
Avella M, Buzarovska A, Errico ME, Gentile G, Grozdanov A. Eco-Challenges of Bio-Based Polymer Composites. Materials. 2009; 2(3):911-925.
Avella, Maurizio; Buzarovska, Aleksandra; Errico, Maria E.; Gentile, Gennaro; Grozdanov, Anita. 2009. "Eco-Challenges of Bio-Based Polymer Composites." Materials 2, no. 3: 911-925.