Biopolymers and biomaterials
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CALL NO : TP248.65.P62 B615 2019
IMPRINT : Oakville : Apple Academic Press, c2019
Biopolymers are attracting immense attention of late because of their diverse applications that can address growing environmental concerns and energy demands. The development of various biomaterials creates significant advancements in the medical field as well, and many biopolymers are used for the fabrication of biomaterials. Together, biopolymers and biomaterials create great potential for new materials, applications, and uses.
This new volume, Biopolymers and Biomaterials, covers the science and application of biopolymers and biomaterials. It presents an array of different studies on biopolymers and biomaterials, along with their results, interpretation, and the conclusions arrived at through investigations. It includes biopolymer synthesis, their characterizations, and their potential applications.
The book begins with an explanation of the different biopolymers used in the textile industry, their advantages and disadvantages, and their applications. It goes on to cover an array of issues, including the importance of wood preservation; the development of advanced functional materials from cashew nut shell (CNSL) and CNSL matrix compositions; polyurethane synthesis from renewable resources; and recycling of textile mill (cellulosic) waste into carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC).
Additional chapters discuss bamboo/unsaturated polyester composites-based for sustainable noise control materials, properties of chemically treated Bauhinia racemosa/glass fiber polymer composites, plasma modification for low temperature dyeing of silk fabric, replacement of carbon black by rice hulls, and soy short fibers in natural rubber composites, bio-resins and bio-plastics synthesized from agricultural products for novel applications, green approach in coating industries and mechanical properties of sandwich composites made using natural fibers and glass fiber materials.
The state-of-the-art information presented here will be of interest to scientists and researchers, industry professionals, faculty and instructors, upper-level students, and others.
- Provides insight into the recent development in biopolymers and biomaterials
- Presents recent research going on the field of biopolymers and biomaterials, mainly related to its synthesis, characterizations and applications.
- Explains where we are now and we should be headed in biopolymers and biomaterials research