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Polypropylene-Based Biocomposites and Bionanocomposites

Edited by Visakh P.M. and Matheus Poletto
Series: Thermoplastic Bionanocomposites Series
Copyright: 2017   |   Expected Pub Date:December 31, 2017//
ISBN: 9781119283560  |  Hardcover  |  
334 pages
Price: $195.00 USD
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Serves as a “one-stop” reference resource for important research accomplishments in the area of polypropylene-based biocomposites and bionanocomposites.

Audience
This book will be a very valuable reference source for polymer and materials scientists as well as graduate and post-graduate students working on bionanocomposites and polypropylene-based composites and nanocomposites.

Description
This book discusses new developments in an up-to-date, coherent and objective set of chapters by eminent researchers in the area of polypropylene-(PP) based biocomposites and bionanocomposites. It covers biomaterials such as cellulose, chitin, starch, soy protein, hemicelluloses, polylactic acid and polyhydroxyalkanoates.Other important topics covered include: hybrid biocomposites and bionanocomposites of PP • biodegradation study of PP-based biocomposites and bionanocomposites • PP-based bionanocomposites for packaging applications • PP-based carbon nanomaterials reinforced nanocomposites • degradation and flame retardancy of PP-based composites and nanocomposites • PP single-polymer composites • PP/plant-based fiber biocomposites and bionanocomposites • the development method, properties and application of PP/oil palm fiber composites • and the interfacial modification of PP-based biocomposites and bionanocomposites.

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Author / Editor Details
Visakh P.M. is a prolific editor with more than 16 books to his name. He is working as a postdoc researcher in the Department of Ecology and Basic Safety, Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Tomsk, Russia. He obtained his PhD, MPhil and MSc degrees from the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. His research interests include: polymer nanocomposites, bionanocomposites, rubber-based nanocomposites, fire retardant polymers, and liquid crystalline polymers and silicon sensors.

Matheus Poletto is an expert in composite science working with cellulosic materials, natural fibers, natural and synthetic polymers, recycling and waste management. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in 2014. He is now an Assistant Professor at Centro de Ciências Exatas, da Natureza e de Tecnologia from University of Caxias do Sul, Brazil.

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