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KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Polymer Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7790-8987
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Polymer Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1922-128X
2011 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Today both scientists and industry are working to develop more environmentally friendly processes and materials. One of the most current topics is the development of energy and materials from renewable resources. There are fascinating developments in this area and advanced designed products can today be formed in an environmentally friendly way. Polylactide based materials are among the most promising synthetic renewable resource based materials. There is currently extensive research going on to develop polylactide based materials for different applications. These developments include both the use of new resources, development of more effective and environmentally friendly processes as well as modification and tailoring of material properties and degradability to broaden the application range.

This book discusses recent developments in polylactide based materials including the whole spectra from different material modifications, applications and properties to new advanced synthesis procedures. When it comes to degradable materials, an important aspect is also the influence of different modifications on material properties, degradability and degradation products. The different chapters present new emerging processes and synthetic techniques as well as different material modifications obtained by copolymerization or blending with degradable or inert, natural or synthetic polymers. In addition advancements and developments in polylactide stereocomplexes, nanocomposites and biocomposites are presented. The book is of interest both from the basic and applied science point of view as it presents the latest trends and demonstrates the versatility and great potential of polylactide based materials. Hopefully the book can inspire the reader to further develop synthesis procedures or new ways to modify polylactide materials to broaden the properties to suit new applications.

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Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire: iSmithers , 2011, 1. , 166 p.
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Polymer Chemistry Polymer Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-70152ISBN: 978-1-84735-582-9ISBN: 978-1-84735-584-3OAI: diva2:485995

QC 20120130

Available from: 2012-01-30 Created: 2012-01-30 Last updated: 2016-05-30Bibliographically approved

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