Handbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics
Properties, Processing and ApplicationsEdited by
- Sina Ebnesajjad, Fluoroconsultants Group, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, U.S.A; formerly DuPont
Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics are a hot issue across the Plastics industry, and for many of the industry sectors that use plastic, from packaging to medical devices and from the construction indusry to the automotive sector.
This book brings together a number of key biopolymer and biodegradable plastics topics in one place for a broad audience of engineers and scientists, especially those designing with biopolymers and biodegradable plastics, or evaluating the options for switching from traditional plastics to biopolymers.
Topics covered include preparation, fabrication, applications and recycling (including biodegradability and compostability). Applications in key areas such as films, coatings controlled release and tissue engineering are discussed.
Dr Ebnesajjad provides readers with an in-depth reference for the plastics industry - material suppliers and processors, bio-polymer producers, bio-polymer processors and fabricators - and for industry sectors utilizing biopolymers - automotive, packaging, construction, wind turbine manufacturers, film manufacturers, adhesive and coating industries, medical device manufacturers, biomedical engineers, and the recycling industry.
Plastics engineers, product designers, packaging engineers and materials scientists, medical device and packaging designers and users; polymer and coatings chemists; producers and users of biopolymers; Sectors: food, beverage and pharmaceutical packaging, medical devices, chemical processing, construction, automotive
Hardbound, 472 Pages
Published: September 2012
Imprint: William Andrew
Chapter 1: Overview of Plant Polymers - Resources, Demands, and Sustainability
by: Xiuzhi S. Sun
PART I. MATERIALS
Chapter 2: The State of the Art of Renewable ResourcesChapter 3: Polymeric Biomaterials
by: A. Gandini and M. N. Belgacem
by: W. He and R. Benson
Chapter 4: Biodegradable and Biobased PolymersChapter 5: Starch: Major Sources, Properties and Applications as Thermoplastic Materials
by: L. Jiang, X. Liu and J. Zhang
by: A. J.F. Carvalho
Chapter 6: Cellulose-Based Composites and NanocompositesChapter 7: Polylactic Acid: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
by: A. Dufresne
by: L. Avérous
Chapter 8: Properties of Poly(lactic acid)Chapter 9: Compostable polymer materials definitions, structures and methods of preparation
by: A. R. Rahmat et al
by: E. Rudnik
Chapter 10: Biodegradability testing of compostable polymer materialsPART II. APPLICATIONS
by: E. Rudnik
Chapter 11: Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives, Elastomers, and Coatings from plant OilChapter 12: Biopolymer Films and Composite Coatings
by: R. P. Wool
by: A. Nussinovitch
Chapter 13: Biopolymers in Controlled-Release Delivery SystemsChapter 14: Hydrocolloids and Medicinal Chemistry Applications
by: K. Pal
by: L. M. Grover and A. M. Smith
Chapter 15: Natural Polymers in tissue engineering applicationsChapter 16: Fabrication of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
by: Gomez et al.
by: A. Kramschuster & L.S. Turng