© 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. (BIO)Synthesis and Modifications

    1. Ute Heinze, Vera Haack, Thomas Heinze
      Pages 205-218
    2. Maria G. Duarte, Carlos F. G. C. Geraldes, Joop A. Peters, Maria H. Gil
      Pages 219-229
    3. Fabiola Ayhllon-Meixueiro, Véronique Tropini, Françoise Silvestre
      Pages 231-236
    4. Véronique Tropini, Jan-Pleun Lens, Wim J. Mulder, Françoise Silvestre
      Pages 237-242
    5. Colette Larré, Claude Desserme, Jacky Barbot, Cécile Mangavel, Jacques Guéguen
      Pages 243-253
    6. Kristiina Kruus, Marja-Leena Niku-Paavola, Liisa Viikari
      Pages 255-261
  2. Material Testing and Analytical Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Maarten Van Der Zee
      Pages 265-286
    3. Joern Heerenklage, Francesca Colombo, Rainer Stegmann
      Pages 287-301
    4. Rolf-Joachim Müller, Elke Marten, Wolf-Dieter Deckwer
      Pages 303-311
    5. Maria Rutkowska, Katarzyna Krasowska, Aleksandra Heimowska, Marek Kowalczuk
      Pages 313-320
    6. Maria Rutkowska, Helena Janik, Jowita Twardowska, Hanna Miller
      Pages 321-327
    7. Emo Chiellini, Andrea Corti, Marek Kowalczuk, Roberto Solaro
      Pages 329-340
    8. Jorge M. B. Fernandes Diniz, Maria H. Gil, José A. A. M. Castro
      Pages 353-357
    9. Lina Pepino, Paulo Brito, Fernando Caldeira Jorge, Rui Pereira Da Costa, M. Helena Gil, António Portugal
      Pages 359-369
    10. Bea Schwarzwälder, René Estermann, Luigi Marini
      Pages 371-382
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 383-391

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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