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Biodegradable Polymers and Sustainable Polymers (BIOPOL-2009) $162.00
Editors: Alfonso Jimenez (University of Alicante, Spain), G.E. Zaikov (Institute of Biochemical Physics, Moscow, Russia)
Book Description:
Mankind currently produces polymers in amounts similar to cast iron, steel, and color metals all together if calculating production of polymers not by weight, but by volume. One can say, that mankind currently lives in a Polymer Age. Special emphasis should be given to biopolymers since they can offer properties similar to those of oil-based polymers with the added value of their extraordinary ability to be introduced in biological cycles with production of new raw materials for new polymers. This new book presents current research in the area of bio-based polymers and sustainable composites. (Imprint: Nova Press)

Table of Contents:
Preface

1. Biodegradation and medical application of microbial polyhydroxybutyrate
(A.P. Bonartsev, A.L. Iordanskii, G.A. Bonartseva, G.E. Zaikov)

2. Use of hydroxytyrosol as polypropylene stabilizer and as a potential active antioxidant
(M. Peltzer, N. López, L. Matisová-Rychlá, J. Rychlý, A. Jiménez)

3. Mechanical properties of dimer fatty acid-based polyamides biocomposites
(E. Halbot, R,. Matadi, S. Ahzi, et al.)

4. Preparation and properties of three layer sheets based on gelatin and poly(lactic acid)
(J.F. Martucci, R.A. Ruseckaite)

5. Evaluation of the use of natural plasticizers in commercial lids for food packaging. Characterization and migration in food simulants (C. Bueno-Ferrer, M.C. Garrigós, A. Jiménez)

6. Evaluation of parameters essential for efficiency in the composting process
(J. Klein, M. Zeni, V.T. Cardoso, et al.)

7. Characterization of PP films with carvacrol and thymol as active additives
(M. Ramos, M.A. Peltzer, M.C. Garrigós)

8. Lipase catalyzed synthesis of biopolyester and related clay-based nanohybrids
(H. Öztürk, E. Pollet, A. Hébraud, L. Avérous)

9. Characterization and thermal stability of almonds by the use of thermal analysis techniques
(A. Valdés-García, A. Beltrán-Sanahuja, M.C. Garrigós-Selva)

10. Chitosan as an antimicrobial agent for footwear leather components
(M.C. Barros, I.P. Fernandes, V. Pinto, et al.)

11. Characterization of lignocellulosic materials by morphological and thermal techniques
(M.I. Rico, M.C. Garrigós, F. Parres, J. López)

12. Effect of processing methods on mechanical properties of soya protein films
(P. Guerrero, L. Martin, S. Cabezudo, K. de la Caba)

13. Development of a biodegradability evaluation method for leather used in the footwear industry
(M.A. de la Casa-Lillo, A. Diaz-Tahoces, P.N. de Aza-Moya)

14. Chromium tanned leather waste acid extraction, residue recycling and anaerobic biodegradation tests on extracts
(M.J. Ferreira, M.F. Almeida, V. Pinto, et al.)

15. How to shift toughness of PLA into non break area and create high impact flax fibre reinforcements
(R. Forstner, W. Stadlbauer)

Index

   Series:
      Materials Science and Technologies
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-61942-701-3
   Status: AV
  
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