Description

Based on the proceedings of the eleventh international Cellucon conference held in Tsukuba, Japan, this book offers a comprehensive overview of important research undertaken into all aspects of environmentally compatible polymers.

It deals with natural and synthetic polymer materials such as gels, fibres, pulp and paper, films, foams, blends and composites and shows how environmental compatibility such as biodegradability and recyclability can be developed by utilising natural polymers such as polysaccharides and polyphenols.

Key Features

  • Based on the proceedings of the eleventh international Cellucon conference held in Tsukuba, Japan
  • Offers a comprehensive overview of important research undertaken into all aspects of environmentally compatible polymers
  • Deals with natural and synthetic polymer materials such as gels, fibres, pulp and paper, films, foams, blends and composites

Table of Contents

Part 1 An overview of the degradation of polymer materials. Part 2 Synthesis and derivatisation of biocompatible polymers. Part 3 Production and use of biocompatible materials. Part 4 Biodegradable polyurethane-based polymers. Part 5 Analysis and characterisation of new polymers and materials. Part 6 Bioengineering of new materials.

Details

No. of pages:
448
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781855735453
Electronic ISBN:
9781845693749

About the authors

J F Kennedy

John F. Kennedy is Director of the Birmingham Carbohydrate and Protein Tehcnology Group, School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham. He is Director of Chembiotech laboratories and is also Professor of Applied Chemistry at The North East Wales Institute of higher Education (NEWI). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Management, the Institute of Food Science and Technology and the Institute of Biology. He is also editor of the journal, Carbohydrate Polymers.

P A Williams

Peter A. Williams is a director of the Centre for Water Soluble Polymers.

G O Phillips

Glyn O. Phillips is Chairman of Phillips Hydrocolloids Research Ltd, UK. Glyn O. Phillips is a internationally renowned expert on hydrocolloids and food proteins. Along with Peter A. Williams he was the founder of the international journal Food Hydrocolloids, founding Directors of the Food Hydrocolloids Trust and the Gums and Stabilisers for the Food Industry Conferences.