Handbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics: Properties, Processing and Applications
William Andrew, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 462 pages
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.
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Resources Demands and Sustainability
Chapter 2 Overview of Polylactic Acid
Chapter 3 Applications of Polylactic Acid
Chapter 4 The State of the Art of Polymers from Renewable Resources
Chapter 5 Polymeric Biomaterials
Chapter 6 Biodegradable Polymers and Polymer Blends
Major Sources Properties and Applications as Thermoplastic Materials
Chapter 8 CelluloseBased Composites and Nanocomposites
Chapter 11 Biodegradability Testing of Compostable Polymer Materials
Chapter 12 PressureSensitive Adhesives Elastomers and Coatings from Plant Oil
Chapter 13 Biopolymer Films and Composite Coatings
Chapter 14 Biopolymers in ControlledRelease Delivery Systems
Chapter 15 Hydrocolloids and Medicinal Chemistry Applications
Chapter 16 Natural Polymers in Tissue Engineering Applications
Chapter 17 Fabrication of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
Chapter 9 Synthesis Properties Environmental and Biomedical Applications of Polylactic Acid
Definitions Structures and Methods of Preparation