Special Issue "Multifunctional Application of Biopolymers and Biomaterials"
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Interests: biomaterials; biopolymers; biocomposite; food packaging
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Interests: packaging materials; bio-based and biodegradable polymers; bio-based and biodegradable polyesters; green composites; polymerization of biopolymers; processing of bioplastics; sustainable polymer for food preservation; biopolymers for food packaging; edible films; compostable packaging; monomers from renewable resources; polymers from renewable resources; gas barrier properties; life cycle assessment (LCA) study; bioeconomy; circular economy
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Special Issue in Polymers: Polymers for Packaging Applications
Special Issue in Resources: Life Cycle Sustainability Analysis of Resource Recovery from Waste Management Systems in a Circular Economy Perspective
Special Issue in Polymers: Gas Transport Behavior of Polymer Films
Special Issue in Materials: Packaging and Polymers: The New Generation
Special Issue in Polymers: Synthesis and Characterization of Bio-Based Polymers
Special Issue in Polymers: Biopolymer Modifications and Characterization
Special Issue in Materials: Advanced Polymeric Materials and Nanocomposites for Green Plastics and Biodegradable Packaging
Special Issue in Polymers: Eco-Friendly Polymeric Materials: A New Chance for Our Future
Special Issue in Polymers: Polymers from Renewable Resources for Packaging and Biomedical Applications
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Novel Polymeric Materials for Biomedical and Food Packaging Application
Special Issue in Sustainability: Advances in Synthesis, Characterization and Environmental Assessment of Eco-Friendly Polymers for Sustainable Applications
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Multifunctional Application of Biopolymers and Biomaterials 2.0
Topics: Polymers from Renewable Resources
Topics: Polymers from Renewable Resources, 2nd Volume
Biopolymers and biomaterials are two interlinked key topics of interest in the field of composite materials today. The use of biopolymers and biomaterials is inevitable now or in the near future, as it has already been established that synthetic polymers and chemically synthesized materials are very harmful to both living beings and the environment. The excess use of non-biodegradable polymers has already caused severe damage to the ecosystem, and thus, biobased degradable polymers can serve as the ideal replacement. To this end, biopolymers from various natural sources, such as carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, etc., individually or in a blend version, are being used to create composites for various purposes, such as packaging, biomedical, etc. On the other hand, chemical preservatives are very commonly used items in food items to enhance food shelf life, but recently, numerous reports have shown their negative impact. In this context, to improve the physical properties of biopolymer-based composite materials and their functionality, biomaterials are superior to chemically produced synthetic toxic materials. Some biomaterials with value-added functional properties are bioactive compounds, plant extract, essential oils, natural colorants, etc. The combination of biobased polymers and biomaterials can be useful to the manufacture of functional composite materials.
The main goal of this Special Issue is to collect recent progress in the preparation of biobased composite materials utilizing biopolymers and biomaterials for potential applications including but not limited to packaging, biomedical regime, and cosmetics. The themed research topic is expected to provide more awareness of the use of biobased polymers and biomaterials in innumerable aspects of our daily used items.
Dr. Swarup Roy
Dr. Valentina Siracusa
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- functional materials
- bioactive natural compounds
- essential oil emulsion
- natural colorant
- plant extract
- bioactive compounds
- functional composite
- composite film and coatings