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Special Issue "Synthesis and Characterization of Bio-Based Polymers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 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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It is well known both in the academic as well as the industrial field that polymers, widely known as plastics, are essential to ensure the safety and quality of goods. Polymers are the most important class of materials extensively studied and used for several applications due to their unique properties, such as their light weight, malleability, mechanical strength, gas barrier behavior, ease of process, versatility, and so on. However, producers and consumers are demanding more and more that polymer materials be formulated with eco-friendly and sustainable attributes to reduce the use of petroleum resources and/or minimize environmental concerns related to both recycling and wastes treatment. Consequently, the field of sustainable polymers is growing and evolving at unprecedented rates. The requirement of new technologies integrated with environmental sustainability has become even more pressing and, between different possibilities, the development of bio-based polymers is one of the fields receiving the most attention. The use of sustainable resources instead of fossil-based resources is seen as one interesting possibility. Biomass feedstocks, used for the production of, for example, bio-ethanol, bio-diesel, bio-olefins and, in general, bio-chemicals, are considered sustainable resources that could be converted into raw materials for producing the so-called “bio-based polymers”.
The aim of this Special Issue is to give an overview of ongoing scientific and industrial research of recent technological breakthroughs in the field of synthesis, characterization, and application of bio-based polymers.
Research as well as review articles are welcome.
Prof. Valentina Siracusa
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Bio-based polymers
- Bio-based polyesters
- Random bio-based polymers
- Block bio-based polymers
- Structure-properties polymer relationship
- Sustainable polymers
- Green polymers
- Eco-friendly plastics
- Food waste polymers
- Biomass feedstoks
- Furanoate-based bio-polymers
- Biodegradable polymers