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Special Issue "Natural Polymers: Design, Characterization and Applications"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2023 | Viewed by 1871
Special Issue Editors
Interests: natural materials; biopolymers; nanocomposites and nanocoating; active and intelligent packaging; smart packaging; agricultural waste
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: biopolymers; polymer blends; polymer composites; polymer physics; polymer chemistry; polymer packaging
Interests: natural biopolymers; polymer nanocomposites; polymer blends; melt extrusion; smart packaging; active packaging; phase change materials
Interests: polymer science; synthesis; block copolymer self-assembly; organic photovoltaics; polymer nanotechnology; electrospinning
Special Issue Information
Synthetic polymers are commonly used to make functional materials such as engineering materials, medicinal materials and packaging materials. However, the use of synthetic polymers has a significant impact on the environment due to their non-degradability. Thus, the design and development of functional materials based on natural polymers are driven to solve such an issue.
Thus, we have created a Special Issue on the topic, "Natural Polymers: Design, Characterization, and Applications", which is available to academics and scientists from all over the world who want to contribute to polymer science. This Special Issue has a broad scope, including the design and modification of natural polymers, polymer composites/nanocomposites, polymer blends, and polymer synthesis and polymer coating in the development of a variety of applications such as in biomedicals, pharmaceuticals, food and non-food packaging, tissue engineering, etc. Characterizations (chemical, physical, thermal and mechanical properties) and processing (film solution casting, blown film extrusion, cast film extrusion, 3D printing and electrospinning) of natural polymers are considered. All types of natural polymers such as chitosan, cellulose, starch, latex, protein, collagen, pectin and their derivatives are also considered.
The scope of the Special Issue will be broad, with a focus on the design and fabrication of natural polymers via crucial and creative methods for cutting-edge applications.
Prof. Dr. Pornchai Rachtanapun
Dr. Kittisak Jantanasakulwong
Dr. Sarinthip Thanakkasaranee
Prof. Dr. Pual Topham
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 2400 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.
- natural polymer nanocomposites
- natural polymer blends
- natural polymer coating
- natural polymer-based 3D printing
- food and non-food packaging materials
- biomedical materials
- pharmaceutical materials