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Title Handbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics : Properties, Processing, and Applications / edited by Sina Ebnesajjad.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/William Andrew, 2013.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (viii, 462 pages) : illustrations.
Series PDL handbook series / Plastics Design Library
PDL handbook series.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Text in English.
Print version record.
Subject Biopolymers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Biopolymers -- Biotechnology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre Electronic books.
Handbooks and manuals.
Contents Front Cover; Series Page; Handbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics: Properties, Processing, and Applications; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Chapter1 -- Overview of Plant Polymers: Resources, Demands, and Sustainability; 1.1 Plant Proteins; 1.2 Plant Oils; 1.3 Plant Starches; 1.4 Agricultural Fibers and Cellulose; 1.5 Market Potential for Plant Polymers; 1.6 Sustainable Agriculture Industry of the Future; 1.7 Conclusion; Acknowledgment; References; Chapter2 -- Overview of Poly(lactic Acid); 2.1 Background to Biodegradable Polymers; 2.2 Market Potential of Biodegradable Polymers and PLA
2.3 General Properties and Applications of PLA2.4 Environmental Profile of PLA; 2.5 Eco-profile of PLA in Mass Production; 2.6 Environmental Impact of PLA at the Postconsumer Stage; 2.7 Conclusion; References; Chapter3 -- Applications of Poly(lactic Acid); 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Poly(lactic Acid) for Domestic Applications; 3.3 Poly(lactic Acid) for Engineering and Agricultural Applications; 3.4 Poly(lactic Acid) for Biomedical Applications; 3.5 Conclusion; References; Chapter4 -- The State of the Art of Polymers from Renewable Resources; 4.1 The Context; 4.2 Vegetable Resources
4.3 Animal Resources4.4 Bacterial Polymers; 4.5 Conclusions; References; Chapter5 -- Polymeric Biomaterials; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Polymeric Biomaterials in Ophthalmology; 5.3 Polymeric Biomaterials in Orthopedics; 5.4 Polymeric Biomaterials in Cardiovascular Diseases; 5.5 Polymeric Biomaterials for Wound Closure; 5.6 Polymeric Biomaterials in Extracorporeal Artificial Organs; 5.7 Polymeric Biomaterials for Nerve Regeneration; 5.8 Conclusions and Future Outlook; References; Chapter6 -- Biodegradable Polymers and Polymer Blends; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Naturally Occurring Biodegradable Polymers
6.3 Biodegradable Polymers Derived from Renewable Resources6.4 Biodegradable Polymers Derived from Petroleum; 6.5 Biobased Polymers Derived from Plant Oil; 6.6 Rosin-Based Epoxy Curing Agents; 6.7 Concluding Remarks; References; Chapter7 -- Starch: Major Sources, Properties and Applications as Thermoplastic Materials; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Main Sources of Starch; 7.3 Structure of Starch Granules; 7.4 Disruption of Starch Granules; 7.5 Applications of Starch as a Raw Material for Plastic Production; 7.6 Thermoplastic Starch; 7.7 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References
Chapter8 -- Cellulose-Based Composites and Nanocomposites8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Natural Fibers; 8.3 Composites; 8.4 Composite Processing; 8.5 Composite Properties; 8.6 Nanocomposites; 8.7 Conclusions; References; Chapter9 -- Synthesis, Properties, Environmental and Biomedical Applications of Polylactic Acid; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Synthesis of PLA; 9.3 PLA Properties; 9.4 Degradation; 9.5 Processing; 9.6 Applications; References; Chapter10 -- Compostable Polymer Materials: Definitions, Structures, and Methods of Preparation; 10.1 Biodegradable Polymers from Renewable Resources
Summary 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. 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.
Other Author Ebnesajjad, Sina, editor.
Other Title Print version: Handbook of biopolymers and biodegradable plastics. Oxford ; Waltham, MA : Elsevier/William Andrew, 2013 9781455728343