Special Issue "The Prospect of Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers: Preparation, Characterization and Application"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2023) | Viewed by 2075
Interests: condensed tannin; starch; carbohydrates; lignin; cellulose; bio-based adhesives; biodegradable foams
Interests: bio-based materials; biodegradable polymers; polymer chemistry; adhesion and adhesives
Interests: condensed tannin; bio-based adhesives; biodegradable foams; wood composites; bio-based films
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The use of polymer materials has expanded to a vast majority of human activities, providing convenient conditions for human life. This is due to their various advantages, such as a light weight, excellent mechanical properties, simple preparation, good thermal properties and water resistance. However, at present, most polymer materials originating from the petrochemical industry are difficult to degrade after use. It is estimated that most synthetic plastics require 400–500 years to completely decompose. Due to concerns about environmental pollution and the depletion of chemical oil, the development of renewable and biodegradable polymers from renewable natural resources has become a new direction for the polymer materials industry. The purpose of this Special Issue is to highlight the synthesis, performance and application of biobased and biodegradable polymers, copolymers, blends, composites and nanocomposites.
Dr. Jun Zhang
Prof. Dr. Shuduan Deng
Prof. Dr. Xiaojian Zhou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- biobased polymers
- biodegradable polymers
- sustainable materials
- renewable resources
- mechanical properties
- thermal properties