Special Issue "Bio-Based Polymers for Engineered Green Materials"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: bio-materials; green chemistry; natural polymers; wood treatments; timber modification; bio-resources; insulation materials; preserving agent; fire resistance
Interests: wood extractives; biomass valorization; surface engineering; vibrational spectroscopy; bio-based composites; mechanical and thermal characterization
If the 20th century was dominated by synthetic polymers, the 21st seems to be when scientists have to provide greener-sustainable products maintaining the features which consumers are used to. In many field of technology, indeed, environmentally-friendly solutions are sought. The objective of the present Special Issue is to encourage the presentation of the most recent breakthroughs in engineered natural materials, especially when new solutions can significantly contribute to replacing synthetic plastics.
In this frame, the present Special Issue of Polymers will provide knowledge from the modification of bio-resources (e.g., wood) up to ecological solutions in the field of material science, with a special focus on the enhancement of properties of easily-available bio-resources, synthesis of natural-based materials, exploitation of bio-refinery streams and also comparative life cycle assessment studies.
We are looking forward to receiving your work.
Prof. Dr. Gianluca Tondi
Prof. Dr. Thomas Schnabel
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Green solutions
- Natural products
- Engineered composites
- Environmentally friendly
- Life cycle enhancement