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Biorelated Polymers : Biorelated Polymers Combined Proceedings of the First and Second International Conference on Biopolymer Technology, Organised by the International Centre of Biopolymer Technology, Held in Coimbra, Portugal on September 29-October 1, 1999 and in Ischia (Na - Emo Chiellini

Biorelated Polymers

Biorelated Polymers Combined Proceedings of the First and Second International Conference on Biopolymer Technology, Organised by the International Centre of Biopolymer Technology, Held in Coimbra, Portugal on September 29-October 1, 1999 and in Ischia (Na

By: Emo Chiellini (Editor), Helena Gil (Editor), Gerhart Braunegg (Editor), Johanna Buchert (Editor), Paul Gatenholm (Editor)

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This work is the combined proceedings of the First and Second International Conferences on Biopolymer Technology, organized by the International Centre of Biopolymer Technology, held in Coimbra, Portugal, on September 29 - October 1, 1999, and in Ischia (Naples), Italy, on October 25-27, 2000. This book includes papers on polymeric materials from renewable resources known as "Biorelated Polymers and Plastics", and issues are bound to their utilization and environmental impact in their production, conversions to manufacts and ultimate disposal of post-costume manufacts. Modern industrial developments inspired by the new concepts of sustainability and ecocompatibility require a deeper attention to renewable resources as a new-old source of raw material and feedback. This new trend, occurring not only in industrialized countries but also in emerging countries and countries in transition, thoroughly permeates the polymer and plastic industry, due to the big impact that those materials have on the modern way of life. Plastic waste, specifically that stemming from segments of packaging, containers for solids and liquids and single use items, is attracting much effort from municipality officers, producers and converters, aimed at finding a harmonized solution among the various options available for their appropriate management. In this respect, polymeric materials of natural origin (biopolymers), as well as materials from renewable resources useable for the production of monomeric precursors, or semi-synthetic polymeric materials, constitute a focal point for future industrial development in the production of polymers and plastics. The present book contains much valuable information and scientific hints on a modern approach aimed at designing processes and products with minimal negative environmental impact.

Biopolymers and Renewable Resources
Potato Starch Based Resilient Thermoplastic Foams
The New Starch
Structural Materials Made of Renewable Resources (Biocomposites)
Isolation, Characterisation and Material Properties of 4-O-Methylglucuronoxylan from Aspen
An Original Method of Esterification of Cellulose and Starch
Biopolymer Technology and Applications
Biopolymers and Artificial Biopolymers in Biomedical Applications, an Overview
Novel Synthesis of Biopolymers and Their Medical Applications
Composite Films Based on Poly(Vinylalcohol) and Lignocellulosic Fibres: Preparation and Characterizations
Composite Materials Based on Gelatin and Fillers From Renewable Resources: Thermal and Mechanical Properties
Properties of PHAs and Their Correlation to Fermentation Conditions
(Bio)synthesis and Modifications
Synthesis of Biopolymers
The Production of Poly-3-Hydroxybutyrate-Co-3-Hydroxyvalerate With Peseudomonas Cepacia ATCC 17759 on Various Carbon Sources
Production of Poly-3-Hydroxybutyrate-Co-3-Hydroxyvalerate With Alcaligenes Latus DSM 1124 on Various Carbon Sources
Biosynthesis of Polyhdroxyalkanoates and their Regulation in Rhizobia
Polyhydroxyalkanoates Production by Activated Sludge
Controlled Synthesis of Biodegradable Poly(ester)s
Transglucosylation and Hydrolysis Activity of Gluconobacter Oxydans Dextran Dextrinase with Several Donor and Acceptor Substrates
New Highly Functionalised Starch Derivatives
Preparation of Dextran-Based Macromolecular Chelates for Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Fatty Esterification of Plant Proteins
Chemical Modification of Wheat Gluten
Enzymatic Crosslinking Enhance Film Properties of Deamidated Gluten
Laccase - A Useful Enzyme for Modification of Biopolymers
Material Testing and Analytical Methods
Biodegradation of Polymeric Materials: An Overview of Available Testing Methods
Comparison of Test Systems for the Examination of the Fermentability of Biodegradable Materials
Structure-Biodegradability Relationship of Polyesters
Biodegradation of the Blends of Atactic Poly[(R,S)-3-Hydroxybutanoic Acid] in Natural Environments
Biodegradable Mater BI Attacked by Trypsin
Biodegradation of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol)/Poly ([beta]-Hydroxybutyrate) Graft Copolymers and Relevant Blends
Structural Studies of Natural and Bio-Inspired Polyesters by Multistage Mass Spectrometry
Adsorption Studies of Humidity Presented by an Unbleached Kraft Woodpulp
Comparison of Quantification Methods for the Condensed Tannin Content of Extracts of Pinus Pinaster Bark
The Role of Life-Cycle-Assessment for Biodegradable Products: Bags and Loose Fills
Index
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ISBN: 9780306466526
ISBN-10: 030646652X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 31st October 2001
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 2.23