Special Issue "Cellulose (Nano)Composites 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: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 268

Special Issue Editors

National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry, Polymer Department, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: biodegradable polymers; polymer nanocomposites with cellulose nanocrystals; cellulose nanofibers or bacterial nanocellulose; polymer composites with lignocellulosic fibers; thermal, mechanical and morphological characterization of polymer composites and nanocomposites
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National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry, Polymer Department, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: isolation of nanocellulose from various sources; characterization of nanocellulose; cellulose nanomaterials; biodegradable polymers; polymer composites and nanocomposites; materials processing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

From the first publication on cellulose nanocomposites in the mid-90s, this topic has experienced an exponential growth. Many works have focused on the extraction of cellulose nanocrystals or nanowhiskers from different sources including biomass, on the defibrillation of cellulose fibers and biosynthesis of bacterial cellulose. Tremendous advancement was signaled in the understanding of nanocellulose properties, its behavior in various environments and in contact to polymers, other nanoparticles or compounds. Cellulose micro and nanomaterials as fibers, whiskers, films, coatings, hydrogels or sponges have been tested for different applications, from biomedicine and pharmacy to automobiles, paper making, electronics, food packaging or consumer goods. A special application of micro- and nanocelluloses is to improve the properties and biodegradability of thermoplastic or thermosetting polymers derived from fossil fuel or renewable sources. This special issue welcomes submissions of original papers, articles or reviews, in the field of cellulose (nano)composites including all type of cellulose containing materials with both micro and nano-cellulose fibers, or lignocellulosic fibers combined with natural or synthetic polymers, metal oxides or conductive polymers. The aim is to advance in the understanding of fundamental and technological aspects for better product development and application.

Dr. Denis Panaitescu
Dr. Adriana Nicoleta Frone
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • polymer composites
  • nanocomposites
  • cellulose nanocrystals
  • nanofibrillated cellulose
  • lignocellulosic fibers
  • biodegradability
  • aerogels
  • smart materials
  • hybrid composites
  • conductive composites
  • biosorbents
  • drug-delivery systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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