Special Issue "Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Sustainable and Recyclable Polymers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 392
Interests: polycondensation; resins; adhesives; thermosetting polymers for adhesives; natural polymers for industrial use; fibrous and wood composites; polymeric wood constituents (cellulose, lignin, tannins)
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Sustainable polymers are materials derived from renewable, recycled, and waste carbon resources and their combinations, which can be either recycled, biodegraded or composted at the end of their useful service life. Their reduced environmental impact throughout their service life and their recyclability are crucial aspects of sustainable polymers. Thus, polymers such as bioplastics, polylactic acid, poly(ethylene 2,5-furan dicarboxylate), cellulose-based plastics, starch and starch-blend-based plastics, cellulose and other carbohydrate derivatives, alginates, pectins, chitin and chitosan, animal-based proteins, such as silk, gelatin or collagen, plant-based proteins and lipids, thermoplastics and even some thermosetting materials can be considered in this category, including lignin from different sources, tannins, and others. A variety of sustainable material applications are already commercially available, such as starch-based plastic sacks, thermoplastic lignin objects, and polyfuranics; indeed, their applicative scope is expanding and is bound to increase even more.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The preparation, characterization, properties, and application of sustainable polymers, blends, and composites prepared using renewable resources;
- The synthesis, properties, and application of renewable and biodegradable polymers;
- The recycling of waste polymers using novel approaches;
- The discovery of new functional materials from waste polymers.
Prof. Dr. Antonio Pizzi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- cellulose bioplastics
- starch-blend bioplastics
- chitosan and chitin
- poly(lactic acid)
- thermoplastic lignin polymers
- thermosetting lignin blends
- thermoplastic polyfuranics
- thermosetting furanic blends
- animal and plant-proteins-based bioplastics
- lipids bioplastics
- tannins and their blended bioplastics
- sustainable polymers/polymer composites
- biodegradable polymers
- polymer recycling
- recycled polymers