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Advanced Processing, Properties, and Applications of Starch and Other Bio-based Polymers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128196618, 9780128227763

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

1st Edition

Editors: Faris Al-Oqla S.M. Sapuan
Paperback ISBN: 9780128196618
eBook ISBN: 9780128227763
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 31st July 2020
Page Count: 230
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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


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31st July 2020
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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 Professor of Composite Materials at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. He earned his B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Newcastle, Australia in 1990, MSc from Loughborough University, UK in 1994, and Ph.D from De Montfort University, UK in 1998. His research interests include natural fiber composites, materials selection, and concurrent engineering. To date Prof. Sapuan has authored or co-authored more than 1300 publications international journals (629 papers), books (17), edited books (13), chapters in books (91) and conference proceedings/seminars (597 papers).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Composite Materials, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia

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