Special Issue "Advanced Polymeric Materials and Nanocomposites for Green Plastics and Biodegradable Packaging"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: synthesis and full characterization of biodegradable and bio-based polymers used as packaging materials; life cycle assessment study (LCA) of polymers and packaging
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In recent years, there has been an increasing concern about the growing amount of plastic waste, coming from daily life. The development of new products with lower environmental charge in their whole life cycle is becoming even more urgent, considering also that more than 40% of total plastics production is used for short-term applications, such as in the food-packaging sector. Further, million tons of consumed plastics end up in landfills, because waste burial is still the first option in many countries. Different kinds of synthetic plastics are used for an extensive range of needs, but in order to reduce the impact of petroleum-based plastics and materials waste, considerable attention has been focused on green and biodegradable plastics. In this context, advanced polymeric materials and nanocomposites have recently gained much attention. Starting monomers and chemicals coming from natural resources and/or food processing wastes can also be considered as promising candidates for polymers and nanocomposites production. Their use in the packaging sector could be helpful to reduce the problems associated with waste management, avoiding ecological problems and environmental pollution and reducing, at the same time, the huge consumption of nonrenewable and nonbiodegradable materials.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide an overview of ongoing scientific and industrial research on this interesting topic.
Research as well as review articles are welcome.
Assoc. Prof. Valentina Siracusa
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- Advanced Polymer Materials
- Green Plastics
- Nanocomposites polymers
- Nanocomposites membrane
- Biodegradable packaging
- Biobased packaging
- Edible films
- Gas and water vapor barrier properties