Special Issue "Polymers and Biopolymers for Sustainable Life and Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 February 2024 | Viewed by 327

Special Issue Editor

Department of Engineering, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: structure/processing/properties relationships in polymers; biopolymers; micro- and nano- composites; polymers and biopolymers degradation and stabilization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today, we face important environmental problems such as global warming and growing carbon dioxide emissions, partly due to the burning of polymer waste. To address these environmental impacts and to have a more sustainable life, appropriate polymer and biopolymer production, use/reuse and end-of-life management of these materials must be designed and implemented. Therefore, biodegradable polymers are being developed to be used as an alternative to non-biodegradable polymer materials in a variety of applications. Additionally, for biodegradable materials, correct waste management (for example, separation from non-biodegradable polymers, treatments and the biodegradation process) needs to be applied. Moreover, the applications of circular principles for both polymer and biopolymer materials (degradable and non-degradable) need to be investigated and understood. 

Dr. Nadka T. Dintcheva
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.


  • polymers and biopolymers
  • sustainable applications
  • naturally occurring additives
  • less environmental impact
  • processing and performance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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