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Title: Raw and renewable polymers
Authors: Joseph, S
John, MJ
Pothen, LA
Keywords: Natural polymers
Natural rubber
Renewable polymers
Renewable materials
Raw polymers
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Joseph, S, John, MJ, Pothen, LA and Thomas, S. 2010. Raw and renewable polymers. Polymers - Opportunities and Risks II The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, 2010, Volume 12 (2010), pp 55-80
Series/Report no.: Chapter in a boook
Abstract: Biopolymers from renewable resources have attracted much attention in recent years. Increasing environmental consciousness and demands of legislative authorities have given significant opportunities for improved materials from renewable resources with enhanced support for global sustainability. High performance plastics are the outcome of continuous research over the last few decades. The real challenge of renewable polymers lies in finding applications, which will result in mass production, and price reduction. This can be attained by improving the end performance of the biodegradable polymers. The structure, properties, and applications of polymers derived from natural resources are discussed in this article.
Description: Copyright: 2010 Springer. This is the author's post print version of the chapter. The definitive chapter is published in Springerlink, http://www.springerlink.com/content/l7528172776025x4/
URI: http://www.springerlink.com/content/l7528172776025x4/http://www.springerlink.com/content/l7528172776025x4/
ISBN: 978-3-642-02796-3
Appears in Collections:Fibres and textiles
Polymers and bioceramics
General science, engineering & technology

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