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Handbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics, Properties, Processing and Applications

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Handbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics, Properties, Processing and Applications
Author: S Ebnesajjad
ISBN 978-1-4557-2834-3

Published: 01 Sep 2012

448 Pages 

1st edition

Price: $249.00 + S&H
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Key Features

Essential information and practical guidance for engineers and scientists working with bioplastics, or evaluating a migration to bioplastics.
Includes key published material on biopolymers, updated specifically for this Handbook, and new material including coverage of PLA and Tissue Engineering Scaffolds.
Coverage of materials and applications together in one handbook enables engineers and scientists to make informed design decisions.


Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics are a hot issue across the Plastics industry, and for many of the industry sectors that use plastic, from packaging to medical devices and from the construction indusry to the automotive sector.
This book brings together a number of key biopolymer and biodegradable plastics topics in one place for a broad audience of engineers and scientists, especially those designing with biopolymers and biodegradable plastics, or evaluating the options for switching from traditional plastics to biopolymers.
Topics covered include preparation, fabrication, applications and recycling (including biodegradability and compostability). Applications in key areas such as films, coatings controlled release and tissue engineering are discussed.
Dr Ebnesajjad provides readers with an in-depth reference for the plastics industry - material suppliers and processors, bio-polymer producers, bio-polymer processors and fabricators - and for industry sectors utilizing biopolymers - automotive, packaging, construction, wind turbine manufacturers, film manufacturers, adhesive and coating industries, medical device manufacturers, biomedical engineers, and the recycling industry.


Plastics engineers, product designers, packaging engineers and materials scientists, medical device and packaging designers and users; polymer and coatings chemists; producers and users of biopolymers; Sectors: food, beverage and pharmaceutical packaging, medical devices, chemical processing, construction, automotive
Chapter 1: Overview of Plant Polymers - Resources, Demands, and Sustainability
by: Xiuzhi S. Sun
Chapter 2: The State of the Art of Renewable Resources
by: A. Gandini and M. N. Belgacem
Chapter 3: Polymeric Biomaterials
by: W. He and R. Benson
Chapter 4: Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers
by: L. Jiang, X. Liu and J. Zhang
Chapter 5: Starch: Major Sources, Properties and Applications as Thermoplastic Materials
by: A. J.F. Carvalho
Chapter 6: Cellulose-Based Composites and Nanocomposites
by: A. Dufresne
Chapter 7: Polylactic Acid: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
by: L. Avérous
Chapter 8: Properties of Poly(lactic acid)
by: A. R. Rahmat et al
Chapter 9: Compostable polymer materials definitions, structures and methods of preparation
by: E. Rudnik
Chapter 10: Biodegradability testing of compostable polymer materials
by: E. Rudnik
Chapter 11: Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives, Elastomers, and Coatings from plant Oil
by: R. P. Wool
Chapter 12: Biopolymer Films and Composite Coatings
by: A. Nussinovitch
Chapter 13: Biopolymers in Controlled-Release Delivery Systems
by: K. Pal
Chapter 14: Hydrocolloids and Medicinal Chemistry Applications
by: L. M. Grover and A. M. Smith
Chapter 15: Natural Polymers in tissue engineering applications
by: Gomez et al.
Chapter 16: Fabrication of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
by: A. Kramschuster & L.S. Turng
Sina Ebnesajjad

Areas of Expertis
Fluoroconsultants Group, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, U.S.A; formerly DuPont

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