Handbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics: Properties, Processing and Applications

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Sina Ebnesajjad
William Andrew, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 462 pages
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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.

  • Essential information and practical guidance for engineers and scientists working with bioplastics, or evaluating a migration to bioplastics.
  • Includes key published material on biopolymers, updated specifically for this Handbook, and new material including coverage of PLA and Tissue Engineering Scaffolds.
  • Coverage of materials and applications together in one handbook enables engineers and scientists to make informed design decisions.

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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

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About the author (2012)

Sina Ebnesajjad is the series editor of Plastics Design Library (PDL) published in the William Andrew imprint of Elsevier. This Series is a unique series, comprising technology and applications handbooks, data books and practical guides tailored to the needs of practitioners. Sina was the editor-in-chief of William Andrew Publishing from 2005 to 2007, which was acquired by Elsevier in 2009.

He retired as a Senior Technology Associate in 2005 from the DuPont fluoropolymers after nearly 24 years of service. Sina founded of FluoroConsultants Group, LLC in 2006 where he continues to work. Sina earned his Bachelor of Science from the School of Engineering of the University of Tehran in 1976, Master of Science and PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, all in Chemical Engineering.

He is author, editor and co-author of fifteen technical and data books including five handbooks on fluoropolymers technology and applications. He is author and co-author of three books in surface preparation and adhesion of materials, two of which are in their second editions. Sina has been involved with technical writing and publishing since 1974.

His experiences include fluoropolymer technologies (polytetrafluoroethylene and its copolymers) including polymerization, finishing, fabrication, product development, failure analysis, market development and technical service. Sina holds six patents.

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