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Materials 2009, 2(3), 911-925;

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 / Revised: 3 August 2009 / Accepted: 6 August 2009 / Published: 10 August 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biodegradability of Materials)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: biopolymer; poly(lactic acid); natural fibers; nanocomposites 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.

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