Preparation and Application of Biodegradable Polymers

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 July 2024 | Viewed by 145

Special Issue Editors

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Green Preparation Technology of Biobased Materials National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming 650504, China
Interests: polymer film; nanocomposites; polymer modification; biobased materials; antimicrobial film: antioxidant film: food preservation; polylactic acid; polycaprolactone; release kinetics; nanoparticles; controlled release; surface modification; barrier property

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Faculty of Food Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650550, China
Interests: polymer film; nanocomposites; food preservation; active food packaging film; antimicrobial film; antioxidant film; biodegradable polymer; polylactic acid; polycaprolactone; release kinetics; essential oil; nanoparticles; controlled release; surface modification; barrier property; mushroom preservation; indicator film; food production residue

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Green Preparation Technology of Biobased Materials National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming 650500, China
Interests: biodegradable polymers; polylactic acid; functional polymer materials; polymer film; nanocomposites; polycaprolactone; molecular dynamic simulation; dissipative dynamics simulation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in our Special Issue of Polymers entitled "Preparation and Application of Biodegradable Polymers". This Special Issue aims to bring together outstanding work from researchers and experts worldwide to explore the crucial role of biodegradable polymers in the ever-evolving fields of sustainability and environmental conservation. Biodegradable polymers have emerged as key materials for replacing conventional plastics, offering promise in addressing plastic pollution issues and reducing reliance on finite petroleum resources.

We invite contributions from academics and professionals, including original research papers and reviews to cover the following topics:

  1. Methods for the preparation of biodegradable polymers, including research on biodegradable polymers of natural and synthetic origin, and studies on composite materials;
  2. Properties and characterization of biodegradable polymers, such as thermal properties, mechanical performance, and degradation mechanisms;
  3. Applications of biodegradable polymers in various fields, including packaging, medical, agricultural, and environmental conservation;
  4. Research on the sustainability and environmental impact of biodegradable polymers, including life cycle assessments and analysis of degradation products;

We look forward to showcasing the latest research findings and industry trends in this Special Issue to foster collaboration and the exchange of knowledge in the field of biodegradable polymers. We encourage all interested authors to actively submit their work to advance research and applications in this area.

If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact us. We eagerly await your participation!

Dr. Mingwei Yuan
Prof. Dr. Yuyue Qin
Dr. Dengbang Jiang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • biodegradable polymers
  • sustainable materials
  • biopolymers
  • polymer degradation
  • composite materials
  • biodegradable packaging
  • green chemistry
  • polymer characterization
  • biodegradable polymer applications
  • renewable resources
  • plastic alternatives
  • biomaterials
  • polymer blends

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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