© 2001

Biorelated Polymers

Sustainable Polymer Science and Technology

  • Emo Chiellini
  • Helena Gil
  • Gerhart Braunegg
  • Johanna Buchert
  • Paul Gatenholm
  • Maarten van der Zee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Biopolymers and Renewable Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert Van Tuil, Jaap Van Heemst, Gerald Schennink
      Pages 3-17
    3. Ivan Tomka, Rolf Müller, Stefan Hausmanns, Peter Mertins
      Pages 19-25
    4. Martin Gustavsson, Magnus Bengtsson, Paul Gatenholm, Wolfgang Glasser, Anita Teleman, Olof Dahlman
      Pages 41-52
    5. Samuel Girardeau, Jorge Aburto, Carlos Vaca-Garcia, Isabelle Alric, Elizabeth Borredon, Antoine Gaset
      Pages 53-59
  3. Biopolymer Technology and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Zbigniew Jedlinski, Maria Juzwa
      Pages 81-86
    3. Emo Chiellini, Patrizia Cinelli, Syed H. Imam, Lijun Mao
      Pages 87-100
    4. Emo Chiellini, Patrizia Cinelli, Elizabeth Grillo Fernandes, El-Refaie Kenawy, Andrea Lazzeri
      Pages 101-114
    5. Florian Schellauf, Elizabeth Grillo Fernandes, Gerhart Braunegg, Emo Chiellini
      Pages 115-124
  4. (BIO)Synthesis and Modifications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Gerhart Braunegg, Rodolfo Bona, Gudrun Haage, Florian Schellauf, Elisabeth Wallner
      Pages 127-137
    3. Elisabeth Wallner, Gudrun Haage, Rodolfo Bona, Florian Schellauf, Gerhart Braunegg
      Pages 139-145
    4. Gudrun Haage, Elisabeth Wallner, Rodolfo Bona, Florian Schellauf, Gerhart Braunegg
      Pages 147-155
    5. Silvana Povolo, Sergio Casella
      Pages 157-165
    6. Luísa S. Serafim, Paulo C. Lemos, João G. Crespo, Ana M. Ramos, Maria A. M. Reis
      Pages 167-177
    7. Pieter J. Dijkstra, Zhiyuan Zhong, Wim M. Stevels, Jan Feijen
      Pages 179-194

About this book


Application of polymers from renewable resources - also identified as biopolymers - has a large potential market due to the current emphasis on sustainable technology. For optimal R&D achievements and hence benefits from these market opportunities, it is essential to combine the expertise available in the vast range ofdifferent disciplines in biopolymer science and technology. The International Centre of Biopolymer Technology - ICBT - has been created with support from the European Commission to facilitate co­ operation and the exchange of scientific knowledge between industries, universities and other research groups. One of the activities to reach these objectives, is the organisation ofa conference on Biopolymer Technology. In September 1999, the first international conference on Biopolymer Technology was held in Coimbra, Portugal. Because of its success - both scientifically and socially - and because ofthe many contacts that resulted in exchange missions or other ICBT activities, it was concluded that a second conference on Biopolymer Technology was justified. This second conference was held in Ischia, Italy in October 2000. And again, the scientific programme contained a broad spectrum ofpresentations in a range of fields such as biopolymer synthesis, modification, technology, applications, material testing and analytical methods.


Biopolymer Copolymer Polyester Polyhydroxyalkanoate SMC Thermoplast biomedical applications enzymes magnetic resonance polymer proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Emo Chiellini
    • 1
  • Helena Gil
    • 2
  • Gerhart Braunegg
    • 3
  • Johanna Buchert
    • 4
  • Paul Gatenholm
    • 5
  • Maarten van der Zee
    • 6
  1. 1.University of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.Technical University of GrazGrazAustria
  4. 4.VTT BiotechnologyEspooFinland
  5. 5.Chalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden
  6. 6.ATO B.V.WageningenThe Netherlands

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