Special Issue "Biopolymers from Renewable Sources and their Applications"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: polymers; composites; foams; nanocomposites
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The implementation of circular economy systems and the increasing focus on minimizing the disposal of non-biodegradable materials deliver significant benefits to the environment such as the preservation of fossil raw materials, reduction of landfill waste, and reduction of CO2 emissions. It also increases the need to constantly investigate new and innovative ways to use materials from renewable sources.
In this context, research for the development of materials from renewable sources like lipids, plant-based proteins (zein, soy, pea, gluten), animal-based proteins (gelatine, whey, casein), and polysaccharides (starch, chitosan, sodium alginate, pectin, gums) has grown significantly in recent years.
Some of these environmental-friendly materials can be used to develop flexible films, rigid sheets, and foams. They can also be processed into edible systems, such as coatings. In addition to being edible, these can also carry antimicrobial and antioxidant functionalities through the addition of bioactive compounds, extending their application to the preparation of bioactive and biodegradable films, foams, and packaging.
This Special Issue will present the most recent research works and reviews dedicated to polymers from renewable sources and their potential applications in the short and long-term.
Prof. Farayde Matta Fakhouri
Prof. Dr. José Ignacio Velasco
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Biodegradable packaging
- active packaging
- bioactive compounds
- agricultural products
- food packaging
- biodegradable foams
- edible films and edible coatings