Vegetable oil-based polymers

Properties, processing and applications

Author: N Karak

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Date Published: 10/07/2012
ISBN:978 0 85709 710 1
Price: £140.00

Product Details
The growing need to find a sustainable, environmentally-friendly replacement for petroleum-based materials is fuelling the development of bio-based polymers from renewable resources. Amongst the most promising of these are vegetable oil based polymeric materials. Vegetable oil-based polymers: provides a comprehensive review of the research in this important field. After an introduction to classification and polymerization, Vegetable oil-based polymers: goes on to review the factors involved in polymer biodegradation. The extraction, purification and application of vegetable oils are then explored, along with vegetable oil based polyesters and poly(ester amide)s, polyurethanes and epoxies. The book then reviews polyamides, polyolefins and vegetable oil-based hyperbranched polymers. It concludes with an analysis of vegetable oil-based polymer composites and polymer nanocomposites. Vegetable oil-based polymers: is an indispensable guide for all those involved in the research and development of biopolymers as well as the wide range of industries looking for more sustainable polymer materials.
Other Customer Reviews

There are currently no reviews for this product, leave a review below.

Review The Product

Rating: 1 out of 5
2 out of 5
3 out of 5
4 out of 5
5 out of 5
Review Title:
Your review should explain in detail your opinion of the product, highlighting what you think is important.