Special Issue "Bio-Based Polymeric Films II"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Membranes and Films".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 200

Special Issue Editors

Department of Food Technology and Nutrition, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara 144411, Punjab, India
Interests: biomaterials; biopolymers; biocomposite; food packaging
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BioNanocomposite Research Center, Department of Food and Nutrition, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Interests: sustainable biopolymers; bionanocomposite materials; antibacterial food packaging; active food packaging
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The massive consumer demands for short-term single-use plastic materials in recent years have produced huge plastic waste, which in turn has created tremendous environmental pollution. The worldwide production of plastics is now at ~400 million tons per year, and it is expected to increase to ~1800 million tons by 2050. In this context, there is an urgent necessity for cost-effective and advanced recycling technology to solve this packaging waste problem. Another solution is the use of environmentally friendly green composites using biodegradable and renewable materials instead of non-biodegradable synthetic plastics to reduce the plastic waste problem. Accordingly, biodegradable polymers or biopolymers can be used to develop alternatives to synthetic petroleum-based plastics. Different sources of biopolymers, such as carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids, as well as biodegradable polymers such as polyesters, polyamides, polyurethanes, etc., have recently been utilized to make environmentally benign biodegradable plastic. Hence, to reduce the plastic waste problem, biobased biodegradable polymers can be a replacement for synthetic petroleum-based plastic.

The primary purpose of this Special Issue is to assemble the results regarding the preparation and characterization of biodegradable polymer-based composite films for potential applications in packaging and other fields of interest.

Dr. Swarup Roy
Dr. Jong-Whan Rhim
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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