Editorial: biodegradable materials

Carl Schaschke, Jean-Luc Audic

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Abstract

This Special Issue “Biodegradable Materials” features research and review papers concerning recent advances on the development, synthesis, testing and characterisation of biomaterials. These biomaterials, derived from natural and renewable sources, offer a potential alternative to existing non-biodegradable materials with application to the food and biomedical industries amongst many others. In this Special Issue, the work is expanded to include the combined use of fillers that can enhance the properties of biomaterials prepared as films. The future application of these biomaterials could have an impact not only at the economic level, but also for the improvement of the environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21468-21475
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Volume15
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biodegradable
  • Polymer
  • Renewable
  • Nanocomposite
  • Filler
  • Synthesis

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