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Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers
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Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Future Perspectives

Vikas Mittal

Abstract

Polymer nanocomposites with practically all the commercial polymer matrices have been synthesized and nano-scale filler dispersion has been achieved with varying degrees of success. The commercial polymer nanocomposites studied to a great extent are unfortunately non-biodegradable like polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene etc. To a small extent, these nanocomposites are reformed or recycled into other products after one life cycle, however, the properties of such recycled materials are very poor. Therefore, subject of bio-based nanocomposites and biodegradable nanocomposites has become ... More

Keywords: biodegradation, exfoliation, dispersion, nanotechnology, mechanical performance, surface modification, montmorillonite, filler

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199581924
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581924.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vikas Mittal, editor
Polymer Engineer, BASF Polymer Research, Ludwigshafen, Germany

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