Polymers for Agri-Food Applications

  • Tomy J. Gutiérrez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Tanushree Sinha, Prachi Bhagwatwar, Chandan Krishnamoorthy, Ramalingam Chidambaram
    Pages 5-28
  3. Débora França, Lucas Luiz Messa, Claudinei Fonseca Souza, Roselena Faez
    Pages 29-44
  4. Anderson E. S. Pereira, Bruno T. Sousa, María J. Iglesias, Vera A. Alvarez, Claudia A. Casalongué, Halley C. Oliveira et al.
    Pages 45-66
  5. Yue Shen, Huaxin Zhu, Yan Wang, Haixin Cui, Runcang Sun
    Pages 67-90
  6. Cristian C. Villa, Leidy T. Sanchez, N. David Rodriguez-Marin
    Pages 91-98
  7. Mariana A. Melaj, Rocío B. Gimenez
    Pages 127-141
  8. Antony Allwyn Sundarraj, Thottiam Vasudevan Ranganathan
    Pages 143-158
  9. Sonal Agarwal, Swathika Vivekanandan, Trisha David, Mahima Mitra, Jeyanthi Palanivelu, Ramalingam Chidambaram
    Pages 159-182
  10. Douglas G. Hayes, Marife B. Anunciado, Jennifer M. DeBruyn, Sreejata Bandopadhyay, Sean Schaeffer, Marie English et al.
    Pages 183-213
  11. Danila Merino, Andrea Y. Mansilla, Claudia A. Casalongué, Vera A. Alvarez
    Pages 215-240
  12. S. Guerrini, C. Yan, M. Malinconico, P. Mormile
    Pages 241-264
  13. Verónica Manzano, Nancy L. García, Carlos Rodríguez Ramírez, Norma D’Accorso, Silvia Goyanes
    Pages 265-290
  14. Danilo Martins, Vanessa P. Scagion, Rodrigo Schneider, Ana Carolina C. Lemos, Juliano Oliveira, Daniel S. Correa
    Pages 291-316
  15. Shatakshi Pachori, Anushka Sarkar, Anjama Dutta, Jeyanthi Palanivelu, Ramalingam Chidambaram
    Pages 317-338
  16. María Roberta Ansorena, Alejandra G. Ponce
    Pages 339-354
  17. Germán Ayala Valencia, Carla Giovana Luciano, Alcilene R. Monteiro Fritz
    Pages 391-416
  18. Swarajya Laxmi Nayak, Shruti Sethi, R. R. Sharma, Uma Prajapati
    Pages 417-432
  19. Alcilene R. Monteiro Fritz, Jéssica de Matos Fonseca, Thalles Canton Trevisol, Cristiane Fagundes, Germán Ayala Valencia
    Pages 433-463
  20. Margherita Modesti, Luigi Zampella, Milena Petriccione
    Pages 465-486
  21. Manee Luangtana-anan, Sontaya Limmatvapirat
    Pages 487-524
  22. Adrija Choudhury, Peerzada Gh. Jeelani, Nishita Biswal, Ramalingam Chidambaram
    Pages 525-543
  23. Magda I. Pinzon, Leidy T. Sanchez, Cristian C. Villa
    Pages 545-552
  24. A. K. Bharimalla, P. G. Patil, S. Mukherjee, V. Yadav, V. Prasad
    Pages 553-599
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 601-620

About this book


This book presents an exhaustive analysis of the trends in the development and use of natural and synthetic polymer systems aimed at sustainable agricultural production. The polymers have allowed the development of controlled and released systems of agrochemicals such as pesticides, fertilizers and phytohormones through micro and nanoencapsulated systems, which protect and stimulate the growth of crops at low costs and without damage to the environment. Hydrogel systems from natural and synthetic polymers have also had their place in the agricultural industry, since they allow to maintain the humidity conditions of the crops for their correct development in drought times. Mulch films made of polymers have also become important in the control of weeds and pests in crops, as well as the use of edible coatings applied to fruits and vegetables during post-harvest, which reduce the losses of these perishable foods. Currently, the systems indicated, as well as others, are already used on a large scale. However, research studies in this area have been limited compared to other polymer applications. This book collects useful information for researchers, students and technologies related to the polymer technology and agri-food production. In this book, world-renowned researchers have participated, including associate editors of important journals, as well as researchers working in the area of research and development (R&D) of leading agri-food industries in the manufacture of agricultural inputs.


Edible Coatings Emulsions Foams Hydrogels Nano-Encapsulation Micro-Encapsulation Mulch Films

Editors and affiliations

  • Tomy J. Gutiérrez
    • 1
  1. 1.Thermoplastic Composite Materials (CoMP) Group, Faculty of Engineering, Institute of Research in Materials Science and Technology (INTEMA)National University of Mar del Plata (UNMdP) and National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)Mar del PlataArgentina

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