Special Issue "Bio-Based Resins and Crosslinked Polymers from Renewable Resources"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018
Dr. Naozumi Teramoto
Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba Institute of Technology, 2-17-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016, Japan
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Interests: biomaterial; bio-based polymer; bioplastics; biodegradable polymer; biopolymer; composite material comprising a polymer matrix
Most synthetic polymers developed in the 20th century are derived from fossil resources, and we have often faced some problems relating to an excessive dependence on fossil resources. The economic issue currently faced is the price fluctuation of crude oil, which has repeated ups and downs, reflecting governmental issues and anxiety of supply shortage. Additionally, there are concerns over global warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions and the depletion of fossil resources in the near future. As the solution to these problems, polymers derived from renewable resources have been developed over the span of a few decades. Among these polymers, crosslinked polymers and resins are attractive due to the diversity of choices for resources, compared to linear thermoplastics. Research and development on bio-based resins and crosslinked polymers from renewable resources are steady and continuous, and there are still possibilities for us to encounter novel materials.
This Special Issue covers preparation, characterization, properties and applications of bio-based resins and crosslinked polymers from renewable resources, as well as their hybrids or composites with other materials. The methods for crosslinking are not limited to simple thermal curing methods, and can be extended to photocuring, non-covalent crosslinking and topological crosslinking methods. The aim of this Special Issue is to update recent knowledge and broaden our perspective of bio-based resins and crosslinked polymers from renewable resources for environmentally-benign materials.
Dr. Naozumi Teramoto
Prof. Dr. Mitsuhiro Shibata
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- bio-based polymer
- bio-based resin
- crosslinked polymer
- renewable resources
- natural polymer
- composite material
- environmentally-benign material