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Biodegradable Polymers, Blends and Composites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128237915

Biodegradable Polymers, Blends and Composites

1st Edition

Editors: Sanjay M.R. Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai Suchart Siengchin M. Ramesh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128237915
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2021
Page Count: 480
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to biodegradable polymers
2. Natural rubber-based polymer blends, composites and nanocomposites
3. Soy protein-based polymer blends, and composites
4. Extraction and characterization of cellulose
5. Cellulose based blends and composites
6. Chitin and chitosan-based blends and composites
7. Starch based blends and composites
8. PLA based blends and composites
9. PHBV based blends and composites
10. PCL based blends and composites
11. PVA based blends and composites
12. PBAT based blends and composites
13. Poly(ethylene succinate), polybutylene succinate and Poly[(butylene succinate)-co-adipate] (PBSA) based blends and composites
14. Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) based blends and composites
15. Poly(Propylene Carbonates) based blends and composites
16. Miscellaneous biodegradable polymers


Biodegradable Polymers, Blends and Composites provides a comprehensive review on recent developments in this very important research field. The book's chapters cover the various types of biodegradable polymers currently available and their composites, with discussions on preparation, properties and applications. Sections cover natural rubber-based polymer blends, soy-protein, cellulose, chitin, starch-based, PLA, PHBV, PCL, PVA, PBAT-based blends, Poly (ethylene succinate), PHB and Poly (propylene carbonates). The book will be a valuable reference resource for academic and industrial researchers, technologists and engineers working on recent developments in the area of biodegradable polymers, their blends and composites.

Key Features

  • Discusses the various types of biodegradable polymers, blends and composites
  • Covers natural rubber, cellulose, chitin, starch, PLA, PCL and PBAT
  • Features modern processing technologies, properties, applications and biodegradability


Academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists and engineers working in polymers, composites and materials science. Chemical engineering and postgraduate students


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About the Editors

Sanjay M.R.

Dr. Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa, received his Ph.D (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Science) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India in 2017 and Post Doctorate from King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand, in 2019. He is a Life Member of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers (India). He is an active reviewer for more than 50 international Journals (Elsevier, Springer, Sage, Taylor & Francis, Wiley), book proposals and international conferences. In addition, he has published more than 70 research articles in high quality international peer reviewed journals, 12 review articles, > 20 book chapters, one book, and 20 edited books. His current research areas include natural fiber composites, polymer composites and advanced material technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scientist, Natural Composites Research Group Lab., King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai

Dr Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai is Research Professor at the Center of Innovation in Design and Engineering for Manufacturing, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand. He has published approximately 80 papers in high quality international peer reviewed journals, as well as several book chapters, in the areas of polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends and alloys, and biopolymers, and has also edited five books. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including prestigious Kerala State Award for the Best Young Scientist 2016 and INSPIRE Faculty Award 2011.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Center of Innovation in Design and Engineering for Manufacturing, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

Suchart Siengchin

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Suchart Siengchin is President of King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Giessen/Friedberg, Hessen, Germany in 1999, M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from the University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany in 2002, M.Sc. in Material Science at the Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Bayern, Germany in 2004, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from the Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany in 2008 and Postdoctoral Research from Kaiserslautern University and School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. In 2016 he received the habilitation at the Chemnitz University in Sachen, Germany. He has worked as a lecturer in the Production and Materials Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB. He has been full Professor at KMUTNB and then later became President of KMUTNB. His research interests in polymer processing and composite materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

President of King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

M. Ramesh

Prof. M. Ramesh received M.E degree in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and B.E degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Madras and Bharathiyar University, Tamil Nadu, India respectively. He is the Madras University Rank holder in M.E. He obtained PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering in the field of eco-friendly bio-composite materials from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Andhra Pradesh, India. He has published more than 40 research papers in SCI and Scopus indexed Journals, 10+ book chapters and presented several papers in the conferences at National and International level. He is a reviewer for more than 30 International Journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include biomaterials, polymer nanocomposites, hybrid composites and energy efficient materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

KIT, Kalaignarkarunanidhi Inst. of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India