Biodegradable Polymer Blends and Composites from Renewable Resources
provides a comprehensive, current overview of biopolymeric blends and composites and their applications in various industries. The book is organized according to the type of blend or composite. For each topic, the relationship between the structure of the blends/composites and their respective properties is explored, with particular focus on interface, compatibility, mechanical, and thermal properties. Real-life applications and potential markets are discussed. This is a premier reference for graduate students and researchers in polymer science, chemical and bio engineering, and materials science.
Keywords: biodegradable polymer composites, biopolymeric blends, biopolymeric composites, hydrophilic natural polymers, hydrophobic biodegradable polyesters, biodegradable nanocomposites