Advanced Processing, Properties, and Applications of Starch and Other Bio-based Polymers

Advanced Processing, Properties, and Applications of Starch and Other Bio-based Polymers

1st Edition - July 30, 2020

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  • Editors: Faris Al-Oqla, S.M. Sapuan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128227763
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128196618

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Advanced Processing, Properties, and Applications of Starch and Other Bio-based Polymers presents the latest cutting-edge research into the processing and applications of bio-based polymers, for novel industrial applications across areas including biomedical and electronics. The book is divided into three sections, covering processing and manufacture, properties, and applications. Throughout the book, key aspects of sustainability are considered, including improved utilization of available natural resources, sustainable design possibilities, cleaner production processes, and waste management.

Key Features

  • Focuses on starch-based polymers, examining the latest advances in processing and applications with this valuable category of biopolymer
  • Highlights industrial sustainability considerations at all steps of the process, including when sourcing materials, designing and producing products, and dealing with waste
  • Supports the processing and development of starch and other bio-based polymers with enhanced functionality for advanced applications


Researchers and advanced students in biopolymers, polymer science, materials science, nanotechnology, and polymer chemistry. Industrial R&D and scientists working with bio-based polymers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Biopolymer composites and sustainability
    2. Processing of thermoplastic starch
    3. The potential use of natural resin as matrix of natural fiber composites
    4. Processing and characterization of corn/sugar palm fiber reinforced corn starch biopolymer hybrid composite
    5. Development and processing of PLA, PHA and other types of biopolymer
    6. Nano-cellulose/starch biopolymer nanocomposites: Processing, manufacturing and application
    7. Thermomechanical properties of sago starch based Biocomposites
    8. Properties and characterization of PLA, PHA and other types of biopolymer composite
    9. Metal nanoparticle incorporated bioresin
    10. Electrospun cellulose acetate nanofibers: Characterizations and applications
    11. Medical implementations of biopolymers
    12. Modern electrical applications of biopolymer
    13. Biopolymers in building materials
    14. Bioplastics for sustainable packaging

Product details

  • No. of pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: July 30, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128227763
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128196618

About the Editors

Faris Al-Oqla

Faris M. AL-Oqla is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hashemite University, Jordan. During his professional career, Dr. AL-Oqla has been involved in dozens of research funded projects and his research has been recognized worldwide especially in the area of Bio-composite technology and materials selection. He has several publications in high impact Science Citation Index journals and 7 chapters in books in the field of sustainable materials and decision making selection models.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Hashemite University, Jordan

S.M. Sapuan

S.M. Sapuan is a researcher and Professor of Composite Materials in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing, at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). He is also Head of the Laboratory of Biocomposite Technology, INTROP, UPM. He has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, an MSc in Engineering Design from Loughborough University, UK and PhD in Material Engineering from De Montfort University, UK. He is a Professional Engineer, and a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers; the Academy of Science Malaysia; the Plastic and Rubber Institute Malaysia; the Malaysian Scientific Association and the Institute of Materials Malaysia. He is an Honorary Member and past Vice President of the Asian Polymer Association based in IIT Delhi and Founding Chairman and Honorary Member of the Society of Sugar Palm Development and Industry, Malaysia. He is co-editor-in-chief of Functional Composites and Structures, and a member of the editorial boards of more than two dozen journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Universiti Putra Malaysia,Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia

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  • Laith Mon May 25 2020

    Dr. Laith

    It seems to be excellent work in biopolymers