Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications

Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications

Editor(s): Srikanth Pilla

Published Online: 19 SEP 2011 09:03AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470626078

Online ISBN: 9781118203699

DOI: 10.1002/9781118203699

About this Book

In today's world, bioplastics are becoming increasingly prominent owing mainly to scarcity of oil, increase in the cost of petroleum-based commodities, and growing environmental concerns with the dumping of non-biodegradable plastics in landfills. This book summarizes the field of bioplastics by illustrating how they form a unique class of research area that integrates pure and applied sciences such as chemistry, engineering and materials science, to initate solutions. Compelling science demystics this complex and often ambiguous branch of study for benefit of all those concerned with bioplastics.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Processing of Bioplastics and Biocomposites

  2. Part II: Packaging Applications

    1. Chapter 6

      Polylactic Acid (PLA) Foams for Packaging Applications (pages 161–175)

      Kate Parker, Jean-Philippe Garancher, Samir Shah, Stephanie Weal and Alan Fernyhough

  3. Part III: Civil Engineering Applications

  4. Part IV: Biomedical Applications

  5. Part V: Automotive Applications

  6. Part VI: General Engineering Applications

    1. Chapter 17

      Nanocomposites Based on Starch and Fibers of Natural Origin (pages 471–509)

      Kestur Gundappa Satyanarayana, Fernando Wypych, Marco Aurelio Woehl, Luiz Pereira Ramos and Rafael Marangoni

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