Special Issue "Advances in Bioplastics II"

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 August 2023) | Viewed by 117

Special Issue Editor

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, SK S7N 5A9, Canada
Interests: biomass; bio-based materials; biocomposites; nanocomposites; cellulose nanocrystalline; cellulose-based bioplastics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Growing environmental issues related to non-biodegradable petroleum-based plastics have led to the research and development of bioplastics. Governments around the world have also responded by developing policies to promote biodegradable plastics. However, challenges remain for bioplastics to meet the performance of petroleum-based plastics. In other cases, bioplastic materials that are designed to match the mechanical and physico-chemical properties of petroleum-based plastics do not degrade completely under normal composting conditions. This has led to studies attempting to develop bioplastics with appropriate mechanical and physico-chemical properties and biodegradability.

This Special Issue will cover research related to the synthesis and characterization, biodegradation, development for packaging and smart applications, techno-economic and life cycle assessment, and policies related to the development of bioplastics. 

Dr. Bishnu Acharya
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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.


  • bioplastic
  • biodegradable materials
  • smart materials
  • food packaging
  • techno-economic and life cycle assessment

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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