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A review on biodegradable polymeric materials striving towards the attainment of green environment

Jayanth, Dhruv and Kumar, Palaniappan Sathish and Nayak, Ganesh Chandra and Kumar, Jaganathan Saravana and Pal, Samir Kumar and Rajasekar, Rathanasamy (2018) A review on biodegradable polymeric materials striving towards the attainment of green environment. Journal Of Polymers And The Environment, 26 (2). pp. 838-865. ISSN 1566-2543

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10924-017-0985-6

Abstract

Polymers are a chain of repeating monomers that can be either non-biodegradable or biodegradable with technical properties for a wide range of applications. The present scenario drives industries to develop new and eco-friendly materials to replace non-biodegradable materials to attain a clean and green environment. Significant research work has been carried out on the development of biocomposites based on biodegradable polymers and natural fibers. The review article addresses the wide range of biodegradable composites that are capable of undergoing degradation by various routes. Our main emphasis has been on the preparation and characterization of biocomposites, using various biodegradable polymers and natural fibers for wide applications like biomedical, packaging, aerospace, agriculture etc. It is clear that blending of reinforcing fibers and fillers with biodegradable polymers significantly enhanced the physical, chemical, biological, mechanical, thermal and biodegradation properties of the base matrix.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bio-medical applications, Natural polymers
Subjects:Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:85339
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:17 Mar 2020 16:24
Last Modified:17 Mar 2020 16:24

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