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Biopolymers-Based Nanocomposites: Properties and Applications

  • Naruemon Sumrith
  • Sanjay Mavinkere RangappaEmail author
  • Rapeephun Dangtungee
  • Suchart Siengchin
  • Mohammad Jawaid
  • Catalin Iulian Pruncu
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Abstract

The actual environmental policy, together with the strong interest to develop novel materials with better performances, makes the new eco-friendly and biodegradable composites a very attractive research field. Additionally, in this branch of composite materials, substantial attention is focused on the biopolymers made from “nanocomposites” particles that were considered both at academic level and industrial plant. The biopolymer-based nanocomposites provide an opportunity to replace the conventional non-biodegradable polymers, due to their user-friendliness, great biodegradability, and relatively good mechanical properties. This chapter contains a robust overview of a new class of biopolymers nanocomposites.

Keywords

Biopolymers Nanocomposites Blends Properties Application 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naruemon Sumrith
    • 1
  • Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rapeephun Dangtungee
    • 1
  • Suchart Siengchin
    • 1
  • Mohammad Jawaid
    • 2
  • Catalin Iulian Pruncu
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS)King Mongkut’s University of Technology North BangkokBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Department of Biocomposite Technology, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP)Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)SerdangMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringImperial College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of EngineeringUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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