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Biodegradable Polymers for Industrial Applications
By Ray Smith (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher CRC Pr I Llc
Publication date July 1, 2005
Pages 531
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780849334665
ISBN-10 0849334667
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 2.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $289.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The vast majority of plastic products are made from petroleum-based synthetic polymers that do not degrade in a landfill or in a compost-like environment. Therefore, the disposal of these products poses a serious environmental problem. An environmentally-conscious alternative is to design/synthesize polymers that are biodegradable.

Biodegradable polymers for industrial applications introduces the subject in part one by outlining the classification and development of biodegradable polymers with individual chapters on polyhydroxyalkanoates, polyesteramides and thermoplastic starch biodegradable polymers and others. The second part explores the materials available for the production of biodegradable polymers. Polymers derived from sugars, natural fibres, renewable forest resources, poly(lactic acid) and protein-nanoparticle composites will be looked at in detail in this section. Part three looks at the properties and mechanisms of degradation, prefacing the subject with a chapter on current standards. The final part explores opportunities for industrial applications, with chapters on packing, agriculture and biodegradable polycaprolactone foams in supercritical carbon dioxide.

Biodegradable polymers for industrial applications explores the fundamental concepts concerning the development of biodegradable polymers, degradable polymers from sustainable sources, degradation and properties and industrial applications. It is an authoritative book that will be invaluable for academics, researchers and policy makers in the industry.

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from CRC Pr I Llc (July 1, 2005)
9780849334665 | details & prices | 531 pages | 6.25 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $289.95
About: The vast majority of plastic products are made from petroleum-based synthetic polymers that do not degrade in a landfill or in a compost-like environment.
from Woodhead Pub Ltd (May 6, 2005)
9781855739345 | details & prices | 552 pages | List price $305.00
About: The vast majority of plastic products are made from petroleum-based synthetic polymers that do not degrade in a landfill or in a compost-like environment.
Miscellaneous
from Woodhead Pub Ltd (October 1, 2005)
9781845690762 | details & prices | 547 pages | List price $290.00

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