Environmentally Friendly Polymers and Polymer Composites

Edited by
March 2021
294 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0036-2 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0037-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Environmentally Friendly Polymers and Polymer Composites that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Physical Sciences
Continuous research advances have been observed in the field of environmentally-friendly polymers and polymer composites due to the dependence of polymers on fossil fuels and the sustainability issues related to plastic wastes. This book compiles the most recent research works in biopolymers, their blends and composites, and the use of natural additives, such as vegetable oils and other renewable and waste-derived liquids, with their marked environmental efficiency devoted to developing novel sustainable materials. Therefore, Environmentally Friendly Polymers and Polymer Composites provides an overview to scientists of the potential of these environmentally friendly materials and helps engineers to apply these new materials for industrial purposes.
  • Hardback
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PLA; PCL; TPS; biopolymer blends; mechanical properties; compostable plastics; green composites; natural fillers; poly(butylene succinate) (PBS); almond shell flour (ASF); poly (lactic acid) (PLA); poly(butylene succinate-co-adipate) (PBSA); binary blends; shape memory behaviour; polymer‒matrix composites (PMCs); mechanical properties; thermomechanical; electron microscopy; compatibilizers; poly(lactic acid) (PLA); natural fibre (NF); nano-hydroxyapatite (nHA); flammability; mechanical properties; crab shell; chitin; spherical microgels; reverse micelle; gelation; chitosan (CS); anti-oxidant; anti-apoptotic activity; rotenone; Parkinson’s disease (PD); composite materials; hybrid resin; natural reinforcement; non-uniformities; mechanical behavior; antifungal activity; dendrimer; Origanum majorana L. essential oil; Phytophthora infestans; maleinized linseed oil MLO; poly(lactic acid); diatomaceous earth; biocomposites; active containers; polymer mixtures; blends; cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL); polypropylene; high impact polystyrene; compatibilization; PHB; PHBV; rice husk; green composites; biosustainability; waste valorization; bacterial cellulose; natural rubber; reinforcing; biodegradable polymers; Arboform; epoxidized oil; maleinized linseed oil; toughness; thermal stability; pectin; food packaging; active compounds; agro-waste residues; circular economy; graphene oxide; size selection; sodium alginate; mechanical properties; thermal stability; bio-based polymers; biodegradable polyesters; green composites; wood plastic composites; natural additives and fillers; composites characterization; bioplastics manufacturing